During the 2019-20 season, the Los Angeles Lakers won their 17th NBA championship despite not having the best roster in the league.

They did so behind the strength of their two superstars – LeBron James and Anthony Davis – as well as a lean defense that created quick breaks and early attacking buckets.

Los Angeles also had one of the best NBA records in the middle of the following season when Davis and James both struggled with serious injuries that caused a significant amount of time to waste.

But since then, the team has made some roster decisions that many in the league have derided. In the eyes of many, the Lakers scrapped the championship roster for no good reason.

One of the 3D main wings for them during the championship season pointed out these changes and noted that they had a poorly constructed roster.

Via Lakers Daily:

Current junior Memphis Grizzlies striker Danny Green seemed to agree when he spoke with Howard Beck about the ‘crossover.

“We know what happened,” Green said. “I think it’s interesting, I mean all the teams you’ve played for, trying to figure out what kind of moves they’re making, the direction they’re going, and especially if you win a championship there, that’s the home, you kind of feel invested in that city, about that group , towards some of the players who are still there, the organization. I mean we know what happened. Things have changed. They have Dennis [Schroder] Now back for cheaper. I thought it was right for them. I thought there were a lot of good pieces that fit so well that they either left or traded away and thought it fit them better. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to know what you need about LeBron and AD (Anthony Davis).”

The big move the Lakers are criticizing is the deal that sent Kentavius ​​Caldwell Pope, Montrezel Harrell, Kyle Kuzma and Russell Westbrook in the first round. In addition, the team also chose not to re-sign Alex Caruso, a key player who was hugely popular with the fans.

The result was a very poor slate last season.

This season’s roster is designed somewhat better, but the lack of 3D wings is glaring, and the team could use players like Green, Caldwell-Pope and Kuzma to fill that void.

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The story originally appeared on LeBron Wire

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