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LeBron James has organized a three-day minicamp for the Los Angeles Lakers that can start Friday in Las Vegas, per Shams Charania of Stadium:
The Lakers will begin training camp on Sept. 28. Their common season begins Oct. 19 with a house recreation in opposition to the Golden State Warriors.
As Charania famous, the Lakers held a team-bonding minicamp in 2019 after an eventful offseason that included a blockbuster commerce with the New Orleans Pelicans to herald Anthony Davis.
The Lakers ended the 2019-20 season with a championship and positively will hope that this 12 months’s minicamp helps propel the workforce to a second title in three years.
Like 2019, the 2021 offseason introduced forth seismic modifications to the roster, most notably one other huge deal. This time, level guard Russell Westbrook was introduced in from the Washington Wizards to kind a giant three with James and Davis.
L.A. additionally introduced in a bunch of veterans on one year-deals, together with Carmelo Anthony, Wayne Ellington and Trevor Ariza. Dwight Howard and Rajon Rondo, who had been on the 2019-20 Lakers, are additionally again in purple and gold.
Total, solely three gamers who had been on final 12 months’s workforce are on this 12 months’s roster in James, Talen Horton-Tucker and Davis. Due to this fact, some workforce constructing is probably going wanted for everybody to jell and kind chemistry because the Lakers search for one other championship.