L.A. Lakers Training Camp Report: Latest News and Preseason Predictions

Perhaps no team in the NBA has higher expectations than the revamped Los Angeles Lakers. October marks the start of training camp for the 2012-13 NBA season, and fans league-wide will be able to enjoy a normal 82-game regular season without the looming threat of a lockout.

While some teams are in full-blown rebuilding mode, the Lakers, after an offseason that netted LA two superstar talents in Steve Nash and Dwight Howard, as well as improvements to the bench by way of Antawn Jamison, Jodie Meeks and Jordan Hill, are eying another championship run.

With that said, there are a lot of factors that need to fall into place for the Lakers to compete with juggernauts like Oklahoma City, San Antonio and Miami.

As training camp gets underway, with preseason and regular season following close behind, it’s time to analyze any and all storylines in Los Angeles before the season finally gets going.

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