NBA Lockout: How It Affects the Los Angeles Lakers and Their 2012 Roster

Trade rumors and free-agent signings are the muse du jour. It's always fun to fantasize about landing the big superstar player, signing the big free agent and building your own version of an All-Star team.

But at the end of the day, it all comes down to money. So how will the Lakers, who have by far and away the largest payroll in basketball, cope with a new collective bargaining agreement (CBA)?

Can the Lakers trade for that big superstar? Who are we stuck with and for how much?

Put on that Mitch Kupchak general manager hat, Laker fans. Here's what we're dealing with when the NBA lockout is lifted. 

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