If Kobe comes back early and plays like last year, they will be in playoff contention. If not they wont hit 35 wins.
I think that is the point of his article. If everything breaks right for them and maybe they get lucky with a move or two, they might be better than everyone thinks. It's a fluff piece for LA fans, but he's not totally wrong. They are not an awful team, especially if Kobe/Nash/Gasol are on the floor. Those 3, in the right system, makes them a strong team. Yes, they are old, but motivated and healthy, they will still have their moments. The Howard deal was a disaster, but maybe there is addition by subtraction there.
The Pels arent a juggernaut but they did at least attack their weaknesses- defense and poor guard play- this summer.
I'm not touching this. I know the team is better and I liked picking up Holiday, but I didn't like the other moves this summer. They should win a lot more though..