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Lakers Nation Debate: This Year’s Roster Vs. Last Year’s Roster Reviewed by Momizat on . [new_royalslider id="300"] 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 yea [new_royalslider id="300"] 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 yea Rating: 0
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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:

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  • Chiun_Master

    Healthy and Nash in the same sentence… hahaha!

  • Edward Winthrop

    This year Laker team will big stronger and faster than last year. Lakers only have 3 players over 30. That makes them the youngest team in Pacific division. The Lakers will win at least 44 to 46 games and make the 7 or 8 seed. Go Lakers. Mr. ED LAKER FAN FOR 41 YEARS..

  • jeffrey alegre

    kobe the return

  • Drillon Recto

    Last season’s was LA’s worst record and year. Do we need to actually answer this silly question? The Lakers hit rock bottom and as the cliche goes, ‘the only way is up’.

  • richard greene

    Jim this is the Los Angeles police department … raise your hands high into the Air and step away from the crack pipe! The Lakers will not be better till Kobe leaves ?? R U F ing kidding me??? In case your unable to count I do think you incapable of such.. the Lakers have five count em five championships courtesy of Kobe how many teams don’t have one ring? How many have no appearance in a championship series? You pay a man 48 million and he makes you three thousand million … Kobe is a bargain! They will be better this year and the Lake show has better talent a healthy kobe. Le bron went home and was not coming to L.A the one trick pony Carmelo chose maximum money.

  • Adam

    LAL is better this year if only bc they got rid Mike D’Antoni. Yes, he wasn’t given a great roster, but he misused the players that he had trying to run his offense even tho the personnel didn’t fit; he pushed Pau out of the post & on to the perimeter, he sat his best rebounder, Hill, in favor of a stretch 4, Kelly, or smaller lineups, etc. D’Antoni also didn’t get along w/ his stars, Pau & Howard the yr. before, and then ultimately screwed LAL by winning meaningless games at the end of the yr., thereby costing LAL a few ping pong balls in the lottery.

  • RonniePee

    The lone addition of Kobe Bryant is an automatic upgrade!! The additions of Jeremy Lin, Ed Davis, Carlos Boozer and resigning Young and Hill were huge moves. Not popular, but very solid moves. As much as Pau brought to the table, he also brought a lot of negative play to the team that was contagious. He has been involved in trade rumors for the past 4 years and that affected his approach to the game. Mike D’Antoni didn’t help either. If Steve Nash can give us 15 solid minutes of great passing and shooting, it’ll be great. Kobe is coming back with a lot to prove to all the naysayers. Jordan Hill is a work horse and will get every rebound in reach. Look for the Lakers to add one more piece like Shawn Marion, who can rebound a defend as well as any SF in the league. This year’s team is a good mix of youth and experience that will make the playoffs and make noise in it.

  • Daivd

    Easy, better this year with younger talent and without the injured Gasol most of last year.

  • Daivd

    I was going to predict the rookie Randle will average 18/10 but since Boozer will be on the roster then I’m going to predict he will be a 14/8 in his rookie season.

  • romance vance

    The Lakers will tank if they need to but if they feel good then 38 wins.

  • Kb24

    OKC
    SAS
    PORT
    LAC
    LAL
    DAL
    HOU
    GSW

  • Kb24_7rings

    LAL RONDO,JG,BASS
    CEL NASH,LIN,BOOZ,HILL
    PHI WALLACE,2nd rders from celts

    TRADE DEADLINE
    LAL ASIK
    NOH BASS,BLATCHE,WES

    RONDO,mowill,kane
    Bryant,clarkson,xavier
    Jg,y
    Randle,davis
    Asik,okafor,sacre
    VS
    ROSE,HINRICH
    J.BUTLER,MCD,snell
    DUNL,MIROTIC
    PAU,TAJ
    NOAH,NAZR

    • Kb24

      Add hou pick and lakers 2019 pick to celts with promise rondo will stay long term and we can easily contend

  • john

    Home court through out With Clarkson Randle Lin and Kobe. I would like to see Mark Madson to take the team.

  • Inglewood

    Laker nation brothers and Sisters. Do not let these haters get you riled up. They are scared, plain and simple. They know the Mamba is back and so are the Lakers.

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