Originally Posted by KungFuJoe
Phil would help, but Lakers biggest problem is bench and cohesion. But I think the Lakers can only get better (obviously can't get much worse). You basically have three stars coming together for the first time. Give them some more time. Even stacked Miami when LBJ/Wade/Bosh teamed up and everyone thought was gonna go 82-0 didn't win a championship the first time around.
Agree about bench and cohesion. But James/Bosh/Wade were all closer to 30 than 40. The Lakers are supposedly built to win now, not in even a year or two. Remember that Howard is a FA after this season. Though the Lakers rarely lose a player they want to keep, there will be plenty of suitors. If he doesn't like the feel in LA...and I don't see him being a Jackson kind of guy...he'll be gone.