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Lakers face major questions in '14

Pau Gasol dilemma is just one of many issues facing franchise in new year

Updated: January 2, 2014, 5:01 PM ET
By Dave McMenamin | ESPNLosAngeles.com

The Los Angeles Lakers started off 2013 with six straight losses in January and ended it with six straight losses in December. Fitting bookends for the worst year in franchise history.

From the death of legendary owner Dr. Jerry Buss, to the most gruesome injury of Kobe Bryant's career, to Dwight Howard bolting to become the first major free agent the Lakers have ever lost, to the coach they chose to replace Phil Jackson being fired just five games into his second season, to more injuries ...

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