5 Things the Los Angeles Lakers Must Address During the 2015 Offseason

The summer of 2015 will be a crucial phase in the rebuilding plan of the Los Angeles Lakers.

"I’ve been assured by our basketball operations that the team will be back in contention soon. If we are not meeting those goals, then changes have to occur," Jeanie Buss told the Los Angeles News Group, per Mark Medina of the Los Angeles Daily News.

There are a lot of issues to work out before that can happen, but the Lakers have the means to do it.

Armed with a pair of first-round picks in June's draft and oodles of salary cap room, L.A. will go into the offseason ready to fill the many holes in its roster.

Or will it?

Before changes can be made, the franchise's leadership must come to consensus on how to move ahead.

Finalizing a plan for the future is the first of five things the Lakers must address this offseason.

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