The Lakers reshaped their team in the offseason, ending up with an eclectic mix of veterans and youth headlined by one big free-agent acquisition. Learn more about the players and how they play the game.
Height: 6'8" Weight: 250 lbs
NBA Experience: 15 years Age: 33
High School: St. Vincent-St. Mary (Akron, Ohio)
His agency spelled out James’ accolades in a single July tweet announcing his move to L.A.: four-time NBA MVP, three-time Finals MVP, 14 All-Star games and two Olympic gold medals. He is playing in the Western Conference for the first time after eight consecutive Finals appearances with Miami and Cleveland.
Height: 6'9" Weight: 190 lbs
NBA Experience: 2 years Age: 21
He developed into the Lakers’ go-to guy in his first two seasons and enters the season with less of the burden on his shoulders. He just turned 21 but he has the most experience out of the five Lakers’ first-round picks on the roster.
Height: 6'9" Weight: 220 lbs
NBA Experience: 1 year Age: 23
Kuzma acclimated quickly to the NBA game, proving himself as a versatile scorer in his rookie season. He averaged more than 16 points and scored 1,242 total points, the most of any returning player.