Uncertainty surrounds Dwight Howard, Kobe Bryant, Pau Gasol and Metta World Peace

More questions than answers will permeate the Lakers this offseason.

Where will Dwight Howard play? Will he re-sign with the Lakers and become their next franchise player, or jet off somewhere in Texas? How will Kobe Bryant look upon his return? Will he make the necessary adjustments from a torn left Achilles’ tendon, or will Father Time get the best of him?

What does Pau Gasol’s future entail? Will the Lakers trade him, waive him via the amnesty provision or keep him? How will Metta World Peace handle his contract situation? Would opting out prompt the Lakers to let him walk or cause them to give him a long-term deal? Or would World Peace exercising $7.7 million player option just cause the Lakers to waive him through the amnesty clause?

None of these questions will be answered today, let alone in the next few weeks. But in a recent appearance with BBALL BREAKDOWN’s Coach Nick, I provide a framework in some of these issues. Enjoy the video above.

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