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 says Spain's trio of big men has a decidedly large advantage over Team USA's bigs.
Ty Lawson exposed a glaring hole in the Los Angeles Lakers and showed what happens when they don't defend the point. As Chris Palmer writes, the Lakers won't see the conference finals if they don't learn and adjust against Russell Westbrook.
Chris Palmer offer his five reasons the Lakers shouldn't trade Pau Gasol.
Chris Palmer takes a look at the repercussions if Chris Paul is indeed traded to the Los Angeles Lakers. Due to a number of factors, the Lakers would center around CP3, not Kobe Bryant.
Chris Palmer ranks the Top 5 power forwards in the NBA, and the top name on the list? Blake Griffin.
Chris Palmer issues report cards for five stars who did several things well in the first round, but will need to play even better in Round 2 for their teams to advance.
The league's two premier big men, Orlando Magic C Dwight Howard and Los Angeles Lakers F Pau Gasol, do battle in our side-by-side analysis