Los Angeles Lakers: 3 Reasons to be thankful for this past offseason

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With Thanksgiving here for the Los Angeles Lakers, here are three things from this past offseason that the team and fans should be thankful for.

As the holiday season approaches, the Los Angeles Lakers are one of the best teams in basketball so far. With one of the top records in the league, the Lakers look to be a true title contender this season. Considering they have missed the playoffs the last six seasons, this season has been quite refreshing.

Compared to last year, the Lakers are in a much better position to have success. While the Lakers did have LeBron James last season, their depth and other star power or lack thereof wasn’t enough to carry the team when injuries hit.

Luckily, James looks very healthy and motivated this season. James is playing at an MVP level, and he is certainly a big reason why the Lakers are having success. However, in addition to LeBron, the Lakers had a great offseason this past summer.

While the Lakers might have fell short of their ultimate goal of landing two superstars to play with LeBron this season, they still had a great offseason, and a solid backup plan after Leonard signed with the Los Angeles Clippers.

Considering how messy things looked in the front office at the end of last season and even to start the summer, the Lakers did a great job putting together a strong roster.

With Thanksgiving time here, these are three moves from the offseason that the Lakers and their fans should be thankful for.