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Did the Lakers Tighten Their Hold On the 2021 NBA Title Chase?

The Lakers are easily one of the biggest winners of the 2020 NBA offseason. The defending champions traded Danny Green and the No. 28 pick in the draft to Oklahoma City to acquire guard Dennis Schröder. The team also replaced free agents Rajon Rondo, JaVale McGee and Dwight Howard with Montrezl Harrell, Marc Gasol and Wesley Matthews. The team re-signed valuable championship contributors Markieff Morris and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, and are waiting to sign Anthony Davis to a new contract. But how do the Lakers’ moves impact the NBA arms race? Do other teams really have a shot to knock L.