NBA Predictions 2011: 5 Bold Predictions for the Los Angeles Lakers in 2011-12

Basketball fans everywhere have been rejoicing over Friday night's 11th hour news that NBA players and owners have reached a tentative agreement for a 66-game season set to begin on Christmas Day.

While there are still minor hurdles to this deal, the heavy-lifting has been done, the framework is in place and in all likelihood, the NBA will once again return this year.

On the coattails of this enthusiasm, here are five bold predictions for the L.A. Lakers in the 2011-12 saved season.

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