Regardless of Free Agency, the L.A. Lakers Are Still Next Season’s Favorites

June 29th, 2010 by Hadarii Jones Leave a reply »
The start of the free agent signing period on July 1st comes with speculation about which NBA stars could combine their forces and form the league's next super roster.

Many observers feel any pairing of LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh, or Joe Johnson would immediately make whatever team receives their services favorites to win the NBA title next season.


Last time I checked the title currently resides with the Los Angeles Lakers, and unless all four free agents previously mentioned decide to play for the same team, the Lakers will still be the favorites next season.

Any team featuring a combination of James, Wade, Bosh, or Johnson would be contenders, but which team could any of them join that could match the strength of the Lakers?

The most likely and expected scenario is Bosh and James teaming up in Chicago, and this would make the Bulls favorites to win the East, but unless there are other additions, Chicago's roster is still flawed.

Joakim Noah and Bosh in the front court sounds attractive, but the Lakers would still dominate on the inside with Pau Gasol and Andrew Bynum, provided Bynum makes a ...

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