LA Lakers: Breaking Down Pros and Cons of a Kobe Bryant-Steve Nash Backcourt

The Los Angeles Lakers are still basking in the glory of the offseason that was. You know when adding a dude who averaged 17 points per game last season is an afterthought that you've done something right.

Of course, L.A. added Dwight Howard, which is a great addition no matter how you look at it, but the addition that makes them the most interesting is the sign-and-trade for Steve Nash.

Howard is going to take them from being a middle-of-the-road defensive team to one of the best in the league, but the jury is still out on how well, or terribly, Kobe Bryant will be able to cope in an offense alongside Nash.

Nash is obviously still one of the best point guards in the NBA, despite the fact that he's nearly a 40-year-old. Because of this, it's easy to imagine that the Lakers will have an offense that is fine-tuned and able to churn out points early and often.

There's still a concern over the fact that the two play such different, ball-dominant games on the offensive end that there's going to be at least a problem or two. Instead of just highlighting the good or the bad of their combination, we might as well take a look at both side by side.

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