5 Critical Questions Surrounding L.A. Lakers Bench in 2012-13

The Los Angeles Lakers have received monumental attention for their star-studded starting lineup, but there are a number of underlying questions surrounding the bench unit in the 2012-13 season.

The 2011-12 season was an underwhelming year for most of the Lakers’ reserves. The team has improved the bench, but how good they can actually be is still up for debate.

The starting unit is getting up there in age, and while Dwight Howard is the clear exception to that idea, he is coming off season-ending back surgery.

No matter which team you are, bench play is crucial for success, and with so many questions already surrounding the starters, the Lakers are no exception.

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