Who’s going to win more games: Lakers or Clippers? | The Tylt
Who’s going to win more games: Lakers or Clippers?
The Lakers might have missed out on Kawhi Leonard, but getting the chance to build a real team might have been the best move and they are acquiring veteran help masterfully.
Backing up Anthony Davis and LeBron James will be former All-Star DeMarcus Cousins, who averaged 22.8 points, 11.5 rebounds and five assists per 36 minutes last year with the Warriors. Being reunited with Davis and Rajon Rondo, who he helped reach the playoffs with the New Orleans Pelicans in 2018, will be a great opportunity for him to prove himself.
The Lakers also brought back Alex Caruso, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and JaVale McGee, who played productive minutes for them last season. They also added newly crowned champion Danny Green, Quinn Cook and Jared Dudley to help space the floor.
This is a team with the right mix of veteran talent and star power that can win a lot of games. The Clippers won't be able to catch this team.
The days of the Lakers owning Los Angeles are over. It's the Clippers' town now.
Not only do they have one of the most well-respected coaches in the league, but the team also has three of the best defenders in the NBA ready to pester opponents into submission. Kawhi Leonard and Paul George are superstar two-way players and putting them together with Patrick Beverley at the point will be a lethal defensive trio. Throw in Maurice Harkless and Ivica Zubac in the starting line with Sixth Man of the Year finalists Lou Williams and Montrezl Harrell coming off the bench and you have the perfect mix of stars, veteran help and young talent that the Lakers can only dream of.