As part of Insider's series looking at the top candidates to beat the Miami Heat in 2012-13, Chris Palmer examines whether the Los Angeles Lakers have improved after their offseason moves.
Chris Palmer makes his early All-NBA first-team picks. Among his selections are Russell Westbrook over Chris Paul and Dwight Howard over Andrew Bynum in a closer-than-expected decision.
Chris Palmer takes a look at the aftermath of the Lakers' loss to the Heat and says the only way Kobe & Co. will beat LeBron is if they trade for the guy they play against Friday: Dwight Howard.
Chris Palmer takes a look at the NBA teams with the least to do this offseason, either because they're already a title contender or because they are building around a strong collection of young talent.
Chris Palmer ranks the top five shooting guards in the NBA, with a couple of up-and-comers making the list.
Chris Palmer offers up offseason improvement plans for LeBron James, Derrick Rose and two other stars who have room to get better and add pivotal elements to their games.
The two best basketball players in the world, the Miami Heat's LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers' Kobe Bryant, do battle in ESPN Insider's side-by-side analysis.