Los Angeles Lakers: Season Preview
This is going to be LeBron James’ second season at the legendary Los Angeles Lakers. The first one didn’t go entirely according to plan, but now the Lakers are getting ready for a more successful campaign in the NBA. Let’s take a quick look in our NBA picks today.
When LeBron signed with the Lakers last season, we knew that it’s going to be a tough season for the team. Yes – the Lakers had LeBron, but they also had a young team which was not entirely ready to challenge the best teams in the league. LeBron himself had problems with an injury, which really stopped him from showing the best he can. At the end Lakers failed to reach the playoffs again, while King James averaged 27.4 points, 8.5 rebounds and 8.3 assists for the season.
The Lakers chiefs didn’t have any other choice, but to improve the roster and give LeBron a better team to play with. Anthony Davis was signed from the Pelicans, while the team also acquired the services of decent free agents as Danny Green, Avery Bradley, Quinn Cook and Dwight Howard.
Even if we accept that LeBron’s first season with the Lakers ended with a dissapointment, we can agree that he was still looking as one of the best players in the league. What he needs is a better team around him. Lakers’ roster looks improved now, so the fans are hoping that this time the former champions will reach the playoffs.
Frank Vogel is the man who is going to coach LA Lakers for the new season. His assistant is going to be the legendary Jason Kidd, so things are looking really interesting at Lakers’ bench.
In our NBA picks today we can conclude that Los Angeles Lakers shall reach the playoffs for a first time since six years. They made some important changes in their roster during the summer, so the potential is there. Let’s see.