This story is part of ESPN The Magazines Oct. 31 NBA Preview Issue. Subscribe today!Los Angeles LakersOverall: 109 Title track: 29 Ownership: 73 Coaching: 72 Players: 109 Fan relations: 112 Affordability: 116 Stadium experience: 80 Bang for the buck: 120 Change from last year: -8Coming off their worst season in franchise history and after missing the playoffs three straight seasons, is it any wonder the rebuilding Lakers continue their Ultimate Standings slide? The (somewhat) bright side: Kobe Bryant and Byron Scott are out, which gives Luke Walton and the Lakers kids a chance to start anew.Whats goodThe Lakers boast the most wins in NBA history and the second-most titles (16). With their Hollywood allure and deep pockets, history has shown that this franchise is always one big move from greatness, so the title track remains strong (29 overall). Fans are hoping those big moves might have already happened: The teams all-under-24 core, headlined by Brandon Ingram and DAngelo Russell -- the past two No. 2 overall picks - offers hope. But the Lakers will still get crushed most nights, especially in the merciless Western Conference. The good, old days grow ever distant. For now, fans can count on another draft lottery appearance -- the teams fourth straight.Whats badBryant and his two-year deal for $48 million are out the door, but beyond the unproven potential of fledgling talent (with a 109th-place ranking in players, fans clearly arent convinced), there isnt much to be excited about on the court. With Bryant departed, the Lakers bang for the buck ranking fell to last among NBA teams and third-worst overall. Even if the Mamba wasnt always his old self, he was appointment viewing (reference: his 60-point finale). The Lakers tickets remain pricey -- an average $103 a ticket, cheaper only than the Knicks -- so their affordability is also quickly approaching rock-bottom.Whats newThe Lakers lost a franchise-worst 61 games in Byron Scotts first season, then lost four more than that in his second. Along the way, his old-school rhetoric -- such as lambasting the deluge of 3-pointers -- and penchant for roasting young players wore fans patience thin. Enter Luke Walton, a former Laker who played (and won titles) under Phil Jackson and coached alongside Steve Kerr. Walton is a rising star and a much-needed upgrade (hence the 29-point boost in coaching, up out of the triple digits), but the leagues youngest coach (age 36) has a long road ahead to return the cellar-dwelling Lakers to contending status.Next: Brooklyn Nets?| Full rankings Adam Vinatieri Jersey . LOUIS -- Theres no telling how these wacky World Series games will end. Reggie Wayne Jersey .500 on the season. The Jets are now 0-5-1 in the second game of back-to-backs. The game started the same way the Vancouver game started the night before, with the Jets taking the first two penalties of the game and killing off the first, but the Oilers getting on the board first, scoring on the second man-advantage. http://www.coltsfansshop.com/Colts-Darius-Leonard-Draft-Jersey/ . Its an influence in football and a big part of the game. Al Woods Jersey . LOUIS -- Rookie Tavon Austin has missed another day of practice, lessening the odds hell be ready for the St. Malik Hooker Jersey . Aside from the trilogy main event title fight, there are a number of intriguing matchups in the heavyweight, welterweight and lightweight divisions.DETROIT -- The Cleveland Indians have signed left-hander J.C. Romero to a minor league contract and assigned him to Triple-A Columbus. The 37-year-old Romero allowed 12 earned runs in 12 innings last year for the St. Louis Cardinals and Baltimore Orioles. Prior to that, hed pitched for the Colorado Rockies, Philadelphia Phillies, Boston Red Sox, Los Angeles Angels and Minnesota Twins in his career..dddddddddddd. Romero had a 2.84 ERA in 13 relief appearances for Washingtons Triple-A affiliate at Syracuse this season before electing free agency. He also appeared in five games for his native Puerto Rico in the World Baseball Classic. Romero also signed a minor league deal with Cleveland in the middle of last season. In 25 appearances for Columbus, he went 1-0 with a 2.74 ERA. Cheap Nike NFL JerseysCheap Jerseys ChinaStitched JerseysChina JerseysCheap Jerseys StoreYouth NFL Jerseys CheapWholesale Nike NFL JerseysDiscount NFL JerseysWholesale NFL Camo JerseysWholesale NFL White JerseysWholesale NFL Camo JerseysWhite NFL Jerseys CheapCamo China NFL JerseysCheap NFL JerseysJerseys NFL China ' ' '