I think the reason is still Nash tick, because he does not put forward as much energy on the defensive end like him on the offensive end. In return, of course, you will have more energy in the long career. Needless to say, the lakers' ball movement problem from a year ago should lift. Chris duhon and Ben Steve Blake will compete for backup minutes.
Shooting guard - kobe Bryant: he started to show his age, it's about time. He managed to become one of the top players in the league since his third season in the league, now, he is on the decline. There is no doubt that he is the best player on the team, but he no longer is the most important. Point guard (s) - Nash: even in his age, 38 years old, Nash is still reliable.
He is a better striker in the league, in the great physical conditions, and relatively healthy. If you are the lakers fans, you should know what you will get from Bryant. I would expect him to score down, slightly, but the efficiency of the saw him up. Judy meters hicks and darius Johnson Lamar odom will compete for backup minutes.