Is It Time For a Lakers Youth Movement?

More than a week after the Lakers were eliminated from the playoffs, the team remains in the spotlight. Unfortunately, the team is not in the news for their play, instead the team that has been crowned champions the last two Junes has been in the news for what they will do during this off-season.

Seemingly everybody has an opinion about what the Lakers should do. Laker legend turned ABC analyst Magic Johnson stated that he believes the team should be blown up, while Kobe Bryant and Mitch Kupchak expressed the sentiment that this team could make another run as is during exit interviews.

While there are several differing opinions about what Kupchak and the Lakers’ decision makers should do, the consensus among most is that the Lakers looked old and tired in their dismantling at the hands of Dallas.

Is this because of age or the rigors of appearing in three straight finals plus many core players playing internationally also?

The answer to this question is probably a combination of both but does this mean that change is necessary? Probably, as it may be time for the Lakers to go through a youth movement of some sorts. This doesn’t necessarily mean blowing up the team, but some the integration of younger players is necessary for the Lakers to return to the top of the NBA.

Next: Roster moves that contributed to the team’s age
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