Where are they now? Looking back at the 2020 Lakers championship team

Identifying the rampant roster turnover, which dates back to 2020, when the Lakers championship squad let many players walk despite having won it all.
2020 NBA Finals , Game Six
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6. Dwight Howard

The man who sparked the question. It seems social media, more than any group, has seen the most of Howard lately, as he’s been vocal about still having the skills to compete for an NBA team like the Los Angeles Lakers.

Once he helped the Lakers to their 17th championship, Howard spent a season with the Philadelphia 76ers, where he averaged 7.0 points per game in 69 appearances. Then, Howard returned to the Lakers for the 2021-2022 season before beginning a stint overseas. He most recently joined the Taiwan Mustangs.

7. Danny Green

While Danny Green hasn’t officially retired from the NBA, he's not currently on an NBA roster. After the Lakers, Green joined several teams: The 76ers, Grizzlies, Cavaliers, and then the 76ers again, where he was waived back in November.

The championship he won with the Lakers in 2020 marked his third as an NBA player. He previously won in 2014 with the San Antonio Spurs and in 2019 with the Toronto Raptors. 

8. Avery Bradley

Like Rajon Rondo, after he spent time with two other teams, the Miami Heat and the Houston Rockets, Avery Bradley ultimately returned to the Lakers during the 2021-2022 season. He played in 62 games and averaged 11 points per game during that final stint with Los Angeles. Bradley never formally retired, but he now serves as the Vice President of Player Development for the Utah Jazz.