The Lakers are now contenders. The West is still too deep to say who will be in the Western Conference finals, but the Lakers are now in the discussion. They'll make the second round easy. We'll have to wait and see what they do from there.
The Lakers could keep this unit together for a number of years. That's scary.
Odom isn't really good as a #2. With Bynum having a break out year, the Lakers were a lot better with Odom as their #3. Now he's their #4. They are pretty deep.