I honestly can't see how they're the so called #2 favorite. Besides AD, what have they gotten new this year that screams upgrade?
It's gonna depend on how well everyone meshes together and if the team stays healthy. The Lakers weren't good last year but LeBron, Lonzo, Rondo, and Ingram missed a slew of games. They planned on starting LeBron at PG this season but idk if that's changed or not with Cousins getting hurt.
Rajon Rondo - Quinn Cook - Alex Caruso
Danny Green - KCP - Avery Bradley - Troy Daniels
Lebron - Jared Dudley - Lance Stephenson
Anthony Davis - Kyle Kuzma
Javale McGee - Dwight Howard
That's a relatively deep roster but also a lot of guys fighting for minutes. The West is way too deep to really predict anything and I love it tbh. I'm rooting for Kawhi and the Clippers all the way though.