The Laker’s had one of the busiest summers of any NBA franchise in recent memory, essentially trading away their whole franchise and every draft pick they own for the next six years for Anthony Davis kicked off an exciting summer for LA.
With the new dynamic duo of LeBron James and Davis heading this new look Laker’s lineup, expectations are sky-high for this squad. Ideally, it is championship or bust for the Laker’s and they will go into 2K Games’ newest title NBA 2K20 as one of the highest-rated teams upon release.
With LeBron and Davis as the highest-rated duo and both of their individual ratings already confirmed, find out below how do the rest of the Laker’s look going into NBA 2K20!
*CONFIRMED* LeBron James – 97
Coming off the shortest season of his career which was plagued with a groin injury limiting him to only 56 games, LeBron will be looking for revenge this upcoming season. Already confirmed as the best player in 2K20 yet again he will be looking to get back to his MVP caliber play and reignite his NBA Finals streak which was broken this past season.
*CONFIRMED* Anthony Davis – 94
The NBA 2K20 cover star is in the prime of his career at 26 but has yet to accomplish anything in the NBA playoffs. Regarded as the best big man in the league for the last few seasons, Davis will look to make his first considerable run in the NBA playoffs this upcoming season. A threat to score from anywhere on the offensive side and one of the best shot blockers and rim defenders in today’s modern era, Davis is the full package and teaming up with LeBron will for sure bring some top-notch highlight plays.
DeMarcus Cousins – 86
Once upon a time, the league-wide consensus was that Anthony Davis wasn’t the best big man in the league, it was DeMarcus Cousins. Experiencing some grueling injuries over the last few seasons has limited Cousin’s court action but in 30 games with the Golden State Warriors, he still mustered a 16-8-4 stat line. Linking up yet again with Anthony Davis, should Cousins get back to his old self he will warrant discussions as one of the best big men yet again but for now, it is still a mystery how healthy he will be going into the season.
Kyle Kuzma – 84
The only member of the former Laker’s young core to survive the Davis trade overhaul of the roster. Kuzma has proven himself as one of the brightest and most efficient scorers in the NBA and looks to build on this even further. Being one of the last picks of the first round in 2017 he was touted as one of the steals of the draft. His playing time this year may take a hit but should he put up anywhere from 16-20 points per game he will more than warrant a mid 80 rating.
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Danny Green – 83
The reigning NBA Champion was essential for the Toronto Raptors to run at the title this year, Green possesses a unique set of skills that make him so wanted by every team. He is one of the best defenders in the league for his size and is lights out from the three-point line, with this Laker’s lineup lacking shooting he brings the perfect skill set to the table.
Avery Bradley -78
Bradley has experienced a rocky past couple of seasons in his career, bouncing between multiple teams we know the guard for his stellar defense and his spot-up three-point shooting. There is a chance Bradley squeaks into the starting lineup for the Laker’s this season but even coming off of the bench he is a nice addition to this lineup.
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The Laker’s have ample options for backup point guards, from Quinn Cook (77) and his stellar passing and shooting skill set to Alex Caruso (75) and his sudden resurgence as a reliable guard towards the end of last season Oh, and did we forget they also brought back a veteran point guard in Rajon Rondo (79)? Yea, the Laker’s are stacked in options at the guard position and all have a different skill set that can elevate this team further.
JaVale McGee (80) will serve as a reliable backup big man for Davis and Cousins and second-round pick Talen Horton-Tucker (74) will look to make his mark as a seven-foot NBA rookie this season.
The Laker’s roster will also bring some veteran leadership pieces into the mix, most notably former Brooklyn Nets player Jared Dudley (74) is praised for his ability to bring together locker rooms and boost overall chemistry. Troy Daniels (75) and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (77) offer good spot-up shooting off the bench.
The Laker’s have high hopes for the 2019-2020 NBA Season, with rumors circulating the league of LeBron moving to point guard the upcoming season the other guard position is up for grabs. Staring Bradley and Green at shooting the guard and small forward add more defensive pressure to this lineup and two spot-up shooters for any of their big three to kick it out too.
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