With the joining of Leonard and Paul George, the ultimate suspense of the free market this summer has finally been revealed. The combination of Leonard and Paul George made the Los Angeles derby next season extremely exciting, but back to the current situation, after the Lakers lost their small card, they also started a crazy reinforcement plan in the free market. The Lakers first signed Leonard’s friend Danny Green, then signed Pope, McGee, Cook, Rondo, Cousins, and Caruso on the free market, plus Dudley and Daniel before. As a rookie, the Lakers' 15-man roster has 13 people assembled, and there are currently 2 players left. There are still some good role players in the free market.
Among them, the Grizzlies have not been Iguodala, Korver and Bradley and Howard were laid off. But in any case, judging from the lineup, the approximate core of the Lakers team building is based on James and Davis, and then equipped A group of shooters are used as support. In the lineup, the Lakers still need to equip an all-around forward player on the front line. From the current free market, Iguodala and Bradley are the best choices. And there are both of them. In terms of not only ensuring the depth of the team’s bench, but also defending the opponent’s leading star at critical moments, and in terms of experience, thisThe two are quite experienced and have their own defensive experience.
Of course, whether the two of them can join in the end, it depends. The operation of the team management. If they can’t join, the Lakers still have a chance to hit the championship next season, but there is still a more obvious weakness in the current lineup, that is the defense and three-pointer of the team’s teenager Kuzma.question. Kuzma does have offensive ability. The 18.7 points per game last season is the best proof, but Kuzma also has his own weaknesses. First of all, Kuzma is a player with poor defense. He ranked 80th among the league's 95 power forwards in defense last season, and he was only -0.77 in terms of defensive real plus/minus.
So defensively, he is almost the bottom of the league's power forwards. Regarding the current situation of the Lakers, the Lakers legend Magic Johnson is still full of expectations for the new season, but for the Lakers can win the championship, Johnson also expressed the hope that Kuzma can improve his defense. Magic selected Kuzma on his Twitter, and made new requirements for Kuzma, requiring Kuzma to vigorously improve his defense in the new season. But just yesterday, news broke that Kuzma and Kardashian’s younger sister Jenna Kardashian are in the middle of a relationship. What kind of performance Kuzma can play in the new season depends on whether he can overcome it. The magic of the Kardashian family is gone.
Another weakness is that Kuzma scored three points. Insufficient shooting ability, the Lakers are currentlyThere are many shooters who can shoot three-pointers. Cook just joined last season with a 40.5% three-pointer, Green 45.5%, Daniels 38.1%, Dudley 35.1%, and the original Lakers Caruso made a three-pointer. The rate is 48%, Pope 34.7%, James 34%, Rondo 35.9%, and Kuzma only has 30% three-point shooting. In the league's three-point shooting rate, he is far below the league average. In the forward position, his three-point shooting percentage is also the inverse. It can be said that whether it is defensively or three-point shooting rate, Kuzma must effectively improve next season, he is also one of the team's key figures.