Los Angeles Lakers newcomer Anthony Davis was recently asked how he feels about LA's chances in the playoffs with the new era of star duos set to take over the NBA. His answer indicates that championships may be on the horizon:
He makes a valid point. This Lakers team has an excellent balance of star power and depth, making them one of the top contenders in the Western Conference. With guys like Avery Bradley, DeMarcus Cousins and Kyle Kuzma coming off the bench, it's hard to imagine other teams being able to keep pace in a 48-minute game.
They have more weapons than they know what to do with. Sure, the Lakers would have loved to add a Kawhi Leonard or a Kyrie Irving, but the route they took in free agency ultimately made them better in the long run.
Their second unit is better than some of the low-tier teams' starting lineups, and they have two of the best basketball players on the planet in AD and LeBron James. It's hard to compete with that.