The Los Angeles Lakers have reloaded for the 2021-22 NBA season (league’s 75th anniversary) after failing to repeat as champions due to injuries and questionable chemistry. Armed with LeBron James, Anthony Davis, Russell Westbrook, and a completely new supporting cast, they have a championship-or-bust mentality.
Returns: Anthony Davis, Talen Horton-Tucker, and LeBron James
Additions: Carmelo Anthony, Trevor Ariza, Kent Bazemore, Avery Bradley, Sekou Doumbouya*, Wayne Ellington, Dwight Howard, Jay Huff*, DeAndre Jordan, Malik Monk, Kendrick Nunn, Austin Reaves, Rajon Rondo, and Russell Westbrook
Departures: Kostas Antetokounmpo*, Devontae Cacok*, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Alex Caruso, Andre Drummond, Jared Dudley, Marc Gasol, Montrezl Harrell, Kyle Kuzma, Wesley Matthews, Ben McLemore, Markieff Morris, and Dennis Schroder