The Los Angeles Lakers have many former players who are littered throughout the league. The Lakers went through a dry spell with a lack of success in which a lot of rotating parts came in and out of LA.
Not only that, but the team has experienced two massive roster turnovers in each of the last two offseasons. There are a lot of players in the league that can call themselves former Lakers.
Some of those players are high draft picks by the Lakers who have succeeded outside of LA. Julius Randle and Brandon Ingram were both high draft picks that realized all-star potential after leaving the Lakers.
Then you have the role players who may have taken a step up. Jordan Clarkson, albeit several years removed from the Lakers, took a massive step up last season en route to winning the Sixth Man of the Year award.
There are three former Los Angeles Lakers who are standing out thus far this season as well.
Certain former Lakers, like Ingram or Randle, are expected to play at a certain level now. However, there are other players who formerly suited up in the purple and gold that are enjoying very solid starts to the 2021-22 season that could lead to them being the next former-Laker breakout player.
It does not matter whether they were on the Lakers last season or multiple years ago. Here are the three former Lakers who are enjoying red-hot starts to the season.