Previewing Los Angeles Lakers Biggest Training Camp Battles

September 10th, 2013 by Ehran Khan Leave a reply »

The Los Angeles Lakers experienced quite a bit of roster turnover this offseason. 

An abundance of free agent signings now populate a roster that lost several key contributors from last year's squad.

Dwight Howard's departure ranked as the most prominent, but another starter from a year ago was jettisoned as well.

Veteran small forward—and resident screwball—Metta World Peace was waived via amnesty, leaving a void at the position.

That sets up the Lakers' most intriguing training camp battle to determine who will start at the 3 in 2014.

Here's a breakdown of how that and the team's other key depth chart decision will shake out.


Small Forward

The contestants for the critical role of Lakers' small forward will be Nick Young and Wesley Johnson. 

As of now, Young has top billing on preliminary depth charts, but the decision won't be a simple one as neither player was on the roster last season, nor have they ever worked under current boss Mike D'Antoni.

Young is the slight favorite to win the job, as he's had the dem ...

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