I have to respectfully disagree
I think the Lakers are more than one player away. I think that they played above their abilities last year, primarily because Kobe was incredible. If he has to play that hard this year, it will wear him out.
As I had said in an earlier post, they need depth. They need to add to the collective of Kobe and Lamar. If they can get one top quality player (point guard or power forward) and whether the existing players improve or they get some higher quality players is going to determine how they do next season.
If they do nothing, I say they will do about the same if not worse next season.
Thats my opinion, and I am sticking to it... :) :) :)
Mike in SoCal