Lakers now a threat out West

No blockbusters, but small deals greatly alter L.A. Lakers' 2011-12 outlook

Originally Published: March 15, 2012
By John Hollinger | ESPN.com

Soooo ... now what do we think of the Los Angeles Lakers?

Calling them the "new look" Lakers might be a bit much -- this is still the outfit led by Kobe Bryant, Andrew Bynum and Pau Gasol, and the other guys are still mostly filler.