NBA Free Agents 2011: 5 Players the LA Lakers Should Pursue

Last season, the Los Angeles Lakers were poised to do what few teams have ever done in basketball or in sport—win three straight titles.

So much for that.

With the sweep of a broom at the hands of the eventual champions Dallas Mavericks, all Laker hopes at a coveted 17th NBA championship were brushed into the waste bin.

But last season is last season.

For Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak, it's time to get back on the horse and look for that player on the free-agent market that can return the Lakers to their championship form.

Here's your starting point, Mitch—a list of the top 5 free agents that would make the Lakers the title favorite.

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