The LA Lakers had a complete NBA 2019-20 season as they were able to go all the way. Players like LeBron James, Anthony Davis, Danny Green and Rajon Rondo were instrumental in the success of their team. After clinching their 17th NBA title, Lakers next aim is to defend their title.
So far, the Lakers are taking the right steps towards their goal as they had added some quality players to their line-up. The Lakers acquired Dennis Schröder from OKC in exchange for Danny Green. Furthermore, the Lakers signed Montrezl Harrell and Wesley Matthews in free agency.
Thus, the Lakers are doing a fine job in rebuilding their team for the next season. They have been able to fill the big shoes of players like Danny Green, Dwight Howard, Rajon Rondo, and Avery Bradley.
Former NBA champion Channing Fyre, who has been a teammate of LeBron James, feels Lakers are going to be a dangerous unit and they are better than the previous season as this team looks good to dominate for the next two-three years.
Fyre added that there is a lot of difference between this team and the one which won the title recently. Channing stated Lakers have got the right back-up players.
Fyre said while talking on NBA TV, “Not even close. Absolutely. They are better because now this team is built for the next 2 or 3 years. If something happens to LeBron, Schröder is a starter, Montrezl Harrell plays 30 minutes, Wesley Matthews plays 30 minutes.”
“All of these guys are winners and have opportunities to really make an impact on this team. That’s what is dangerous. I’m best friends with ‘Bron, and I called and said, ‘How the heck did y’all do this?’”
Fyre added that these moves are a tad unfair as it clearly puts the Lakers as the hot favourites for the next season.
“This is unfair because if LeBron plays 32 or less minutes, he is dangerous, especially at this age. You could take him out and put Schröder in, put Montrezl Harrell in. That’s nasty. Not only defensively, but that’s a nasty screen and roll.
The next season of the NBA will begin from December 22.