NBA free agency: Winners and losers after a wild week

How much better than the Clippers did the Lakers get in the offseason? (1:27)

Kendrick Perkins and Zach Lowe praise Rob Pelinka for the offseason moves he made to make the Lakers better. (1:27)

Let's take a look at the remade landscape of the NBA after one of the wildest weeks in league history.

Winner: The champs

The Los Angeles Lakers got better, though it took two high-wire, last-minute moves to cinch it: retaining Kentavious Caldwell-Pope after a 48-hour game of chicken, and finagling a two-year deal for Marc Gasol.

With Caldwell-Pope back and Wesley Matthews replacing Danny Green, the Lakers have five proven perimeter players around LeBron James and Anthony Davis -- the same number they had in the bubble, and enough for multiple Davis-at-center lineups.