If you want 5-7 years, I wouldn't count on LeBron and Rondo.
That's what makes the GM thing so tough. You need to think in terms of 5-10 years if youre the Lakers. Trades, FA, and maybe a lucky draft pick or 2. Meanwhile, other GM's are getting smarter with stats etc.
I remember thinking in early 2000's that sactown w a good team and new owners in Maloofs were going to be tough...and they were for 2-3 years. Then they crapped out. Same w Cuban and mavs.
Now it looks like Clips may actually be formidable for 3-5 years.
Miami and Houston seem to be destinations for the next few years as well.
No idea how next couple seasons play out, but lakers have plenty of money, good tv deal, and history. We'll be ok...if not stressed out as fans until things take shape
Praying for 1. Kobe's Health (a special 20th season, like he deserves), 2. Draft Picks Ballin (they better. Seems half the team hasnt played in league) 3. Miracle Move (We still need 2 more impact guys, but Bass and Lou are solid moves), 4. Hibbert (trimming down, change of scenery and attitude sorely needed) 5. Upshaw (If he works out, mitch and jim and ryan deserve major kudos as the risk is minimal). Staples (some renewed energy in that building, been a total morgue last couple years)
READY FOR SEASON!