Can The Lakers Produce The Same Success In The Play-Offs This Year?

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With the regular NBA basketball season coming to an end in the next couple of weeks, we are starting to get a feel for which are the teams to look out for, which are the teams have the best chance of lifting the NBA Championship and which players are in with a shout for MVP this season. However today, we thought we’d investigate the current champions, the Los Angeles Lakers, and discuss what their chances of winning back-to-back titles and if they are going to do so, how are they going to do it.


One of the most important factors that they need to keep in mind during their title defence is to ensure that their whole squad stays healthy, specifically star duo Anthony Davis and LeBron James. Both players have been hit this year with injuries and haven’t looked the same players as they were last year. Davis has been struggling with an Achilles injury and has been easing back into full fitness, where James has been nursing his ankle for some time now and will be hoping to stay fit for the title defence to be able to happen.


Although we do think that the task for the Lakers to win the NBA this year is a difficult one, they can still be backed at where you can find them best priced at 10/1. Not only that, but if you fancy any other of the NBA teams to win the championship, then there is certainly value in other teams.


In the absence of Davis and James throughout the regular season, other players have had to step up, and Denis Schroder has been that man. The only thing that their title win last year was missing for a starting point guard that could take the Lakers attack to the next level and another angle in which they can score from. Schroder has been averaging 15.4 points a game this season, and certainly has room for improvement if he’s looking to become a star, and we believe that this play offs could be his breakout year.


And finally, another method in which is going to help them defend their title this year is going to be their defence which has quickly become the best part of the Lakers game. James and Davis are two of the best defenders in the league, and therefore the squad knows to take defence seriously and there is certainly a reason why they ended up with the best defence in the league this year.



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