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It's not often you wonder about the viability of a team with two superstars. However the Lakers are a clear example.
Lebron James is probably more star than superstar as his production has seen a clear drop especially on defense. Anthony Davis is a superstar big in his prime. As great as these two are the rest of the Lakers roster leaves much to be desired.
Kyle Kuzma is arguably the Lakers third best player. A volume scorer, below average defender who grades out as essentially a high level bench player.
Let's take a closer look at the rest of their projected rotation.
Demarcus Cousins is the wild card. Can he play at a all star or star level again? After two major injuries no way to know for sure.
Javale Mcgee is also bench fodder.
Avery Bradley is terrible and hasn't been more than a below average defender in nearly two seasons.
Rajon Rondo is a shell of his former self grading out as below average defensively and still a terrible shooter as a not so added bonus.
Danny Green is a good 3 and D player but this year he posted his lowest ever defensive rating and just turned 32. How much does he have left?
Lebron and AD are good enough to make the playoffs without much help but the Lakers have little room for error. If either misses extended time they lack the depth to try to weather the storm.
Lakers fans better pray both play 75 or more games or things could quickly get ugly.
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