Lakers Nation Debate: This Year’s Roster Vs. Last Year’s Roster

Lakers Nation Debate: This Year’s Roster Vs. Last Year’s Roster

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Topic: After all of the off-season moves the Lakers have made, we wonder if this roster is better than last year’s.

Context: Last year was one of the worst seasons in the history of the Lakers franchise. With a host of new faces, many fans could hardly recognize anyone on the roster.

Despite that, some fan favorites developed even through the record number of losses.

Coming into the off-season, the Lakers hoped to bring in a superstar. But both LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony declined to come to Los Angeles, forcing the Lakers the move to Plan B.

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This involved the Lakers bringing back certain players from last year’s team. Jordan Hill, Nick Young, and Ryan Kelly all received two-year deals, while Wesley Johnson and Xavier Henry got one-year contracts.

The Lakers also traded for Jeremy Lin, signed young big man Ed Davis, and claimed the amnestied Carlos Boozer.

With two good-looking draft prospects in Julius Randle and Jordan Clarkson added to a hopefully hopefully healthy Kobe Bryant and Steve Nash, plus Robert Sacre and the roster is basically set.

While a coach has yet to be named, the roster is more or less set, which begs the question of whether this roster is better than last year’s.

Verdict: We went to twitter to ask our loyal followers if they believe this year’s roster is better than last year’s? These are some of the responses: