The Los Angeles Lakers came into the offseason with grand intentions though after being spurned by Carmelo Anthony (and to a lesser extent, LeBron James) the team was forced into a rather disappointing series of roster moves.
One good move the Los Angeles Lakers made however was the re-signing of big man Jordan Hill.
There was some fear that he’d leave in free agency but the Lakers weren’t going to let that happen given their lack of size and head coach Byron Scott says Jordan Hill will be getting ‘good minutes’ with Los Angeles this season. He also expects Ed Davis to see the floor a decent amount as well.
“I envision Jordan getting good minutes at center position, using his speed & athleticism to his advantage,” Scott noted. “I like Ed’s size. He’s very good around the basket & can also block shots. He’s gonna have to play in the post.”
The Los Angeles Lakers aren’t overflowing with talent though if they had an abundance anywhere, it would be in their backcourt. Their frontcourt meanwhile may be one of the thinnest in the NBA so the players on the roster should be set to see heavy minutes.
There have also been rumors that rookie Julius Randle could work his way into the starting lineup, something that head coach Byron Scott has not denied. Scott recently suggested that if he was to outplay players like Jordan Hill or Ed Davis, there’s no reason he wouldn’t be considered as the Los Angeles Lakers starting power forward.