Let’s analyze the best-case and the worst-case scenarios for new Lakers, Avery Bradley, Danny Green, and Dwight Howard.
The Los Angeles Lakers added seven new faces to the organization during free agency; the aforementioned Bradley, Green, and Howard to go along with Jared Dudley, Troy Daniels, Quinn Cook, and DeMarcus Cousins.
A few weeks ago DeMarcus Cousins suffered his third significant injury to his left leg in less than two years after he bumped knees with another player during a workout in Las Vegas.
Cousins’ torn ACL has given Lakers fans a glimpse of what happens when the injury bug hits, and a player suffers through their own worst-case scenario.
For now, DeMarcus’ season is finished and perhaps his career as well. With Cousins in mind, all of us at LakeShowLife pray that this type of career-threatening, worst-case situation never happens to any other professional athlete.
Shifting gears back to the Lakers active new free agent additions; Dudley, Daniels, and Cook were excellent pickups by Rob Pelinka. However, those three players won’t see significant action next season unless things go sideways for the Purple and Gold.
Danny Green, however, is a guaranteed starter at the shooting guard position.
Avery Bradley also has an excellent chance to be the Lakers opening day starting point guard.
Dwight Howard was signed recently to a non-guaranteed contract and just like Bradley, he’ll also be fighting for a starting spot during the preseason.
It’s impossible to know how things will play out during the 2019-2020 season for the Lakers crucial free agent additions.
Instead of making wild predictions about who’ll succeed and who’ll fail, we’ll break down each player’s best-case, and worst-case scenario for the upcoming season.