The lakers will be a little better then last season, but they are still very young. Lakers need some players that can hit the three, right now the only two are Kuz and Clarkson, but they are not really lighting it up. Need to spread the defenders with some perimeter shooting.
The west this season is stacked and the lakers do not have the team to compete. Maybe some trades in the future by Magic will improve this team.
The preseason has not impressed me at all. I like Lopez and Bogut. as back up, I think Ball has been hyped too much by his father, I wish his father would keep his mouth shut. Ball will be good in a few years, but he will not compete with the seasoned point guards..