Double K’s Take: What to expect from the 2014-15 Los Angeles Lakers


                                                                                                The Los Angeles Lakers are the epitome of a storied franchise (I believe they have 16 championships?) they have a championship legacy. The Lakers that stand before you today are not that championship caliber that Lakers fans are used to seeing. Dare I even say that the Clippers have become the sexy team in LA and the Lakers have become LA’s other team. This season doesn’t seem to look like it is going to pan out much differently. The Lakers swapped PF with the Bulls, and I think they got the down side of that deal in getting Boozer. They then proceed to go out and sign a bunch of misfits and non stars to try to compete in a deep western conference. But these are the players they are going to try to compete with in years to come….


1.       SG Kobe Bryant (18yr vet, LAL, 2014: 26.7 PPG, 5.1 RPG, 4.2 APG): I have nothing but respect for the man that is the 2nd greatest two guard to ever play the position. He is playing at a elite level in his 19th year in the league. The problem with his team is that the players that are around him are not to the level he needs them to be in order to contend for a title this year. So expect it to be a lack luster season with Kobe leading the way and looking like Kobe of old in the process…


2.       SG Nick Young (7yr vet, LAL, PHI, LAC, WAS, 2014: 12.7 PPG, 3.0 RPG, 0.7 APG): With Nick Young better known as Swaggy P back in the lineup. The Lakers seem to be reenergized and looking to make themselves relevant in the 2014-15 season. But even with Young in the lineup doing what he is capable of doing I think the Lakers will struggle with some of the top teams in the West…


3.       PG Jeremy Lin (4yr vet, LAL, HOU, NY, GS, 2014: 11.8 PPG, 2.7 RPG, 4.8 APG): Lin is sort of a X factor in it all. Can he be the Lin that got him such a huge contract in Houston?? If he can then Lin can be the stabilizing force on the floor and help the Lakers stay in games feeding both Young and Bryant to their hearts content. But how he fits into the Lakers offense has yet to been seen. But I will be sure to keep an eye on that one…

                                                                                           The bottom line is that with Randle and Nash the Lakers may have stood a chance to be a 7 or 8 seed in the playoffs this year. Now only if a few western conference teams fall off the Lake show won’t even be sniffing the playoffs and probably won’t be that fun to watch. Overall I smell top 5 pick out of this team for this season…

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