Do the L.A. Lakers Have the NBA’s Top Backcourt and Frontcourt Without Howard?

August 4th, 2012 by Hadarii Jones Leave a reply »
There has not been much news lately on the Dwight Howard front. The teams vying for his services may be faced with the very real possibility that Orlando is resigned to starting the season with Howard on the roster.

The Los Angeles Lakers have been mentioned as one of the front-runners in the chase to acquire Howard, but even if they fail it shouldn't change the team's ultimate goal for an NBA championship in 2013.

The Lakers still have some questions to answer defensively and depth-wise, but the current version of their roster may be just as talented as the 2010 team that won the NBA Finals.

And that is true whether the Lakers acquire Howard or not, at least on paper.

The Lakers' backcourt of Kobe Bryant and Steve Nash may be the NBA's oldest starting backcourt next season, but the numbers suggest they will also be arguably the league's best.

There are no other teams in the NBA who have two future Hall of Famers in their backcourt, and even at 38 and 34 respectively, Nash and Bryant are still currently considered among the top five players in the league at  their position.

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