With all the acquisitions the Los Angelas Lakers made this off-season, expect the Lakers to make some major noise in the playoffs. I don't think they will win the championship, but they will get to at least the Western Conference finals. Starting off with point guards, Steve Nash was acquired from the Phoenix Suns for draft picks in 2013 and 2015.
The Lakers got the benefit of this trade for many reasons. Nash will be the piece the Lakers need now that Fisher is long gone and help them win their next championship which will come in the next three years more likely than not. Also, Nash will be able to play a role like Brett Favre did in Green Bay but mentoring his younger players. In this case, Nash will be able to help out rookie and sophomore point guards such as Darius Morris and Darius Johnson-Odom.
On to the shooting guard position, Jodie Meeks was signed for 3 million dollars in which he will play a key role on the defensive part of the ball. Meeks is also a good three point shooter who will put up around 6-10 points per game if given the chance.