Start to the season is going to be interesting, especially with the tough schedule. There is a decent chance that the combo of Pau/Nash/Kaman play well together, win a few games, and give folks hope.
That will lead the endless talking head banter about the Lakers chemistry, and whether or not Kobe's return will ruin it.
If the team struggles, then there will be talk about whether or not Kobe can come back and save the season. What mode he returns in, etc.?
If the Lakers struggle, and Pau and or Nash, play well, then we will deal with a ton of discussion about when the Lakers might trade either of the 2 guys.
A lot of possible scenarios this season. Kobe's health is only one factor.
I want to see him play, though. He's my favorite player, and I don't have a close 2nd.
Cap for this team is probably a 6th seed.
Minimum for this team is probably 33 wins; but, it could be really bad if Nash breaks down early, and Pau does not produce.