Los Angeles Lakers: Grading the NBA Champion’s Off-Season So Far

The Los Angeles Lakers, fresh off winning their second straight NBA title, head into next season seeking to complete the rare three-peat. The 2000-2002 Lakers were the last team to complete the feat, but now the very veteran Kobe Bryant will lead his team as it seeks to notch the fourth three-peat of Phil Jackson's career and put an iron-clad stamp on their recent run of success. But even championship teams undergo changes in the off-season, and the Lakers are no different. The Lakers have made moves in the off-season to improve parts of their roster. They allowed previous players to leave and/or simply released ineffective parts of their roster. That is because if the Lakers aren't doing anything, then they aren't improving. But do these moves make the grade? That's why we're here to grade each move of the Lakers off-season.

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