NBA Free Agency 2010: The Word in Laker Land Is Defense!

July 22nd, 2010 by Paul Peszko Leave a reply »

Can there be any doubt after the Los Angeles Lakers completed their free agent signings, at least for the moment, that defense wins championships?

The Lakers just added backup center Theo Ratliff and small forward Matt Barnes to their roster, both noted for their strong defense. 

Previously, the team acquired free agent point guard Steve Blake, noted as much for his defense as his offensive abilities. 

The Lakers two second-round draft picks, Devin Ebanks and Derrick Caracter, were also defensive standouts in college.

It certainly looks as though the Lakers are counting on a strong defense to win their third consecutive NBA title and to tie the Boston Celtics for the most titles in NBA history.

The Lakers now have 11 players under contract.  Ebanks and Caracter will make it 13 if the two rookies remain as impressive during the preseason as they were in the Las Vegas Summer League.

With Josh Powell expected to sign with Atlanta, fan-favorite Shannon ...

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