The Lakers need to find a defensive stopper, and a veteran to provide some leadership.
Step 1: Trade Odom to kings for artest and Thomas. This gives the Lakers some much needed toughness.
Step 2: Radmonavic and Walton for Antoine Walker. Walker is experienced in the playoffs, and is a good 3-pt shooter. He will be on his best behavior on a contender. Plus LA gets rid off the negative Radmonavic.
Step 3: Let Newble, Mihm, and Mbenga walk. With these 3 gone LA should sign a experienced backup center to back up Bynum. Theo Ratliff would do the trick. His defense and rebounding would help out down low. Draft pick Joe Crawford would take Newbles spot on the team.
Step 4: Start Farmar over Fisher. Farmar is ready to start for LA. He could be a 15 and 6 guy for LA. Moving Fisher to the bench would give the Lakers another deadly shooter to go along with Vujacic coming off the bench.
Heres the depth chart
PG: Jordan Farmar, Derek Fisher, Joe Crawford
SG: Kobe Bryant, Sasha Vujacic, Joe Crawford
SF: Ron Artest, Trevor Ariza, Antoine Walker
PF: Pau Gasol, Ronny Turiaf, Kenny Thomas, Antoine Walker
C:Andrew Bynum, Theo Ratliff, Ronny Turiaf
The Lakers have now added perimeter defense, some toughness, and experienced playoff vets. Los Angeles should now have the right mix to win a championship next year.