2010 NBA Rumors & Free Agency: Grading the Los Angeles Lakers Signings

The Lakers have had an excellent last two months. From winning their 16th NBA Title, convincing arguably the best coach in professional sports history to return to coach, and dragging in multiple ESPYs, it’s no wonder Pau Gasol is pointing to the future. But now, the Lakers’ brass is getting back to work, and they’ve been working hard. The off-season of 2010 has been constantly regarded as one of the best free agent classes of all-time. The Lakers never had a great shot at getting any of the top-tier guys, so many ruled them out as major players. Their four signings, however, have made them one of the most active teams. Kudos should be given to Jerry Buss and Mitch Kupchak. Every year, the Lakers’ masterminds have to hear about being so far over the cap that their luxury tax payment could buy a second team, yet they always manage to grab some solid talent. Is their crop from 2010 as good as years’ past? Let’s find out. Check out more from Ross at LA Sports Examiner and follow him on Twitter at Rossel64 . Begin Slideshow


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