I can't help but be a little nervous by the upgrades of Miami, Chicago and even Boston (Jermaine O'Neal), particularly Chicago, who are now rumored to be filling out their final week spot at shooting guard with Kyle Korver.
However, I am confident that the Lakers are still the more experienced and stronger team; but had some clear offensive letdowns throughout the season... so I think they could still improve their team on the offensive side.
My hope is that they sign Shannon Brown and package him up with Lamar Odom and Ron Artest and trade him to Denver for Carmelo.
This would be great for both teams:
Lakers Starters: Bynum, Gasol, Anthony, Kobe, X (hopefully Fisher)... with Blake, Sasha, Luke and A, B, C, D, E, F off the bench
Nuggets Starters: Nene, Odom, Artest, Billups, Brown... with Kmart, Bird Man, and whoever else coming off the bench.
Take that Wade County, Florida!