The Lakers rarely lose desired players. Although
- Point guards:
Derek Fisher( Oklahoma City Thunder), Ramon Sessions( Charlotte Bobcats).
- Shooting guards:
Shannon Brown( Phoenix Suns).
- Small forwards:
Metta World Peace( New York Knicks), Matt Barnes( Clippers), Caron Butler(Suns), Trevor Ariza( Washington Wizards).
- Power forwards:
Josh McRoberts(Bobcats), Earl Clark( Cleveland Cavaliers).
- Centers: Dwight Howard (Rockets),
Andrew Bynum(Cavaliers), Ronny Turiaf( Minnesota Timberwolves), Kwame Brown( Philadelphia 76ers).
Collectively, that's a powerful team in the middle and at small forward but a little iffy at guard, with all due respect to Fisher, Sessions and Brown.
Odom has a remote chance to return to the Lakers, although there doesn't seem to be anything in the works. After the Lakers traded the forward to the
The Clippers are still looking to add a forward, although they recently signed
After one season with the Lakers, it doesn't appear likely that Jamison will be back.
Left off the list is