Mitch and Jim have done a fantastic job adding pieces with only minimum, 1 year contracts to offer. Kaman, Farmar, Young, then cap it off with LO and we are set. I'm mostly excited to see what Farmar, Young, and Hill do this season. All young guys playing on one year contracts with something to prove. If (and it's a big if) Hill can get 30+ mpg then I think we will see a double double out of him with a couple of blocks, which is extremely solid. With Ron gone Young should get plenty of minutes at SF, where he will definitely struggle on the defensive end but long term I think we are auditioning him to be firepower off the bench once we add some free agents/our draft pick next year. As for Farmar, he needs to prove he can be a solid NBA backup again. From what I've read the Lakers plan to deal Blake at some point this season for cap space to drop them below the tax line (and to avoid the repeater tax) so that should give Farmar plenty of time to prove himself.
Our opening day lineup right now looks to be:
Meeks (assuming Kobe is still rehabbing)
Obviously not great, but I think it's good enough to keep us respectable while giving us a decent shot at a franchise-altering draft pick next summer. Then we swing for the fences in free agency. I'm actually getting pretty excited for next season!