LeBron James Names 3 Lakers Players That Have Stood Out Most So Far

Robert Marvi
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If one were to guess that LeBron James and Anthony Davis have been the players that have looked most impressive in training camp for the Los Angeles Lakers so far, they’d be wrong.

James was asked who has stood out most, and he mentioned three players that most Lakers fans would agree will need to step things up this upcoming season.

Dwight Howard and Avery Bradley, in particular, will be called upon to augment their respective positions, especially since they possess certain skill sets that vital to the team’s success.

Howard was signed in August shortly after DeMarcus Cousins tore his ACL. The three-time Defensive Player of the Year will be expected to defend the rim, grab rebounds, run the floor both defensively and offensively and occasionally be a scoring threat.

As he weighs 265 pounds, Howard could also help the Lakers check wide-bodied centers such as Joel Embiid and Nikola Jokic, especially come playoff time.

He and McGee are expected to compete for the starting center spot.

Bradley will be asked to not only hit open 3-pointers and possibly handle the ball at times, but to be a point-of-attack defender who will harass opposing point guards as they bring the ball upcourt and initiate their team’s halfcourt offense.

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Robert is a native of Santa Monica, Calif., and a graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara. He has been an avid NBA fan since he was a little kid in the mid '90s and fell in love with the Nick Van Exel-led Lakers teams. He truly cherishes the Kobe Bryant-era of Lakers basketball and the five world championships that came with it, and is looking forward to the team's next NBA title.