The LA Lakers entered the 2011-12 NBA season with questions at small forward and point guard, as the team enters the off-season, both positions are still a need and the team will need to upgrade both spots if they want to compete for a title next year.
D.J. Augustin from the Charlotte Bobcats was on the team's radar at the trading deadline, but the front office decided on Ramon Sessions from Cleveland, but this post-season proved the team still needs more quickness from their floor leader and Augustin could be the answer.
Augustin can struggle from the floor with his outside shot, but his 3:1 assist to turnover ratio is not bad for a youngster that played with limited talent around him. The 24-year-old has averaged nearly 13 points and over six assists as a starter for the last two years and his free-throw shooting is clutch with a career percentage over 87 percent.
The front office and coaches need to make a final decision this summer on Sessions and if they decide to look for another option, the former first round draft pick from Texas might not be the best option, but he could fit into what the team needs for the 2012-13 NBA season.