The season is starting up again tomorrow!
The Lakers are probably a couple years away but I thought they looked pretty good in preseason. I imagine they'll only win about 35 games but if they exceed expectations they could sneak into the playoffs with 45 wins or so.
As far as the rest of the league goes chances are high we'll see a Cavs vs Warriors finals again. Warriors should take it all this year considering they just picked up a top 3 player in the game in Durant. The rich get richer, although they did lose a lot of depth from their bench so we'll see.