Lakers Roster & Beginning Lineup 2019-20 After Kostas Antetokounmpo Signing


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Kostas Antetokounmpo is heading to the L.A. Lakers on a two-way contract.

The Los Angeles Lakers have signed Kostas Antetokounmpo, the brother of Giannis Antetokounmpo, to a two-way contract as {one of the} closing additions to their 2019-20 roster. The Athletic’s Shams Charania reported that the Lakers initially claimed Antetokounmpo off waivers.

“The Los Angeles Lakers have claimed Kostas Antetokounmpo off free company waivers, sources inform @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium…Kostas Antetokounmpo — the youthful brother of NBA MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo — heads to the Lakers on a two-way deal,” Charania tweeted.

Because the two-way deal signifies, Antetokounmpo is a little bit of a venture and performed in simply two video games final season for the Mavericks. Antetokounmpo averaged 1 level, 1 steal and .5 rebounds in these contests. He additionally performed within the G-League for the Texas Legends averaging 10.6 factors, 6.2 rebounds and 1.three blocks final season.

Lakers Roster & Projected Beginning Lineup 2019-20

C: DeMarcus Cousins, JaVale McGee
PF: Anthony Davis, Jared Dudley, Johnathan Williams (RFA)
SF: Kyle Kuzma, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Talen Horton-Tucker
SG: Danny Inexperienced, Troy Daniels, Alex Caruso
PG: LeBron James, Rajon Rondo, Quinn Cook dinner

Two-Means: Kostas Antetokounmpo, Zach Norvell

Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle famous that Antetokounmpo wanted to develop a “constant motor.” We’ll see if the Lakers are in a position to get probably the most out of Antetokounmpo with the change of surroundings.

“He must develop that constant motor,” Rick advised ESPN. “His brother is a superb instance of that. Kostas has made vital enhancements, notably over the previous couple of weeks, and that’s {one of the} causes he’s on this journey. He’s earned it.”

Antetokounmpo famous to The Undefeated that he acquired a very good bit of recommendation from Isaiah Thomas who was additionally a late draft choose.

“[Thomas] simply advised me get to work,” Antetokounmpo defined to The Undefeated. “Work onerous and play onerous. It doesn’t matter should you’re the No. 1 choose or undrafted. You outline your recreation, not your choose.”

LeBron James Is Anticipated to Begin the Season at Level Guard

LeBron James is anticipated to have a little bit of a place change and begin the season at level guard. This transfer might permit the Lakers to start out each DeMarcus Cousins and Kyle Kuzma within the lineup. Yahoo Sports activities Chris Haynes detailed James’ potential place change.

The brand new-look Los Angeles Lakers are heading into the 2019-20 season with the intention of beginning LeBron James at level guard, league sources advised Yahoo Sports activities.

James, 34, will probably be coming into his 17th NBA season and is ready to change into the ground normal in an effort to maximise a roster that’s instantly constructed to contend for a championship with the addition of All-Star ahead Anthony Davis and some complementary items.

There will probably be quite a bit for Lakers followers to look at because the 2019-20 season begins. L.A. has put collectively virtually a wholly new roster round James after year-one of the LeBron period failed miserably. Due to the commerce for Anthony Davis, James has much more expertise round him. We’ll see if James’ second 12 months carrying purple and gold can lead to a deep playoff run.