Coming off a season where they had the oldest roster in the NBA, the Lakers front office decided to shed some weight this offseason — acquiring younger, more energetic players such as Damian Jones, Kendrick Nunn, Thomas Bryant, and Lonnie Walker IV. The presence of each should help take some relief off a starting lineup that is undoubtedly headlined by two increasingly brittle veterans in Anthony Davis and LeBron James. Joining them in the starting lineup, at least for now, is the aging Russell Westbrook. Westbrooks time in LA has been mired by disappointment and inefficiency with many claiming it to be one of the worst acquisitions in the NBA over the last half decade. New head coach Darvin Ham has publicly stated that Russ’ role will be one that is defined by high effort defense, rather than offensive production.

Pos Name Jersey Rating Ranking Depth Height Weight Age Birthday Exp. College
PG Patrick Beverley
Patrick Beverley P. Beverley
21
79
#30 PG 1 6' 2" 180 34 7/12/88 11th season Arkansas
PG Dennis Schröder
Dennis Schröder D. Schröder
17
74
#56 PG 1 6' 1" 172 29 9/15/93 10th season
PG Russell Westbrook
Russell Westbrook R. Westbrook
0
77
#36 PG 2 6' 3" 200 33 11/12/88 15th season UCLA
PG Scotty Pippen Jr.
Scotty Pippen Jr. S. Pippen Jr.
14
67
#96 PG 3 6' 1" 170 22 10/10/00 Rookie Vanderbilt
SG Austin Reaves
Austin Reaves A. Reaves
15
75
#48 SG 2 6' 5" 197 24 5/29/98 2nd season Oklahoma
SG Lonnie Walker IV
Lonnie Walker IV L. W. IV
4
74
#61 SG 2 6' 4" 204 23 12/14/98 5th season Miami
SG Max Christie
Max Christie M. Christie
10
71
#81 SG 3 6' 5" 190 19 2/10/03 Rookie MIchigan State
SF LeBron James
LeBron James L. James
6
97
#1 SF 1 6' 9" 250 37 12/30/84 21st season
SF Troy Brown Jr.
Troy Brown Jr. T. Brown Jr.
7
71
#76 SF 2 6' 7" 215 23 7/28/99 5th season Oregon
PF Rui Hachimura
Rui Hachimura R. Hachimura
28
75
#49 PF 1 6' 8" 230 24 2/8/98 4th season Gonzaga
PF Juan Toscano-Anderson
Juan Toscano-Anderson J. Toscano-Anderson
95
73
#67 PF 3 6' 6" 209 29 4/10/93 4th season Marquette
PF Wenyen Gabriel
Wenyen Gabriel W. Gabriel
35
72
#69 PF 3 6' 9" 205 25 3/26/97 4th season Kentucky
PF Cole Swider
Cole Swider C. Swider
20
68
#98 PF 6' 9" 220 23 5/8/99 Rookie Syracuse
C Anthony Davis
Anthony Davis A. Davis
3
89
#3 C 1 6' 10" 253 29 3/11/93 11th season Kentucky
C Thomas Bryant
Thomas Bryant T. Bryant
31
75
#42 C 2 6' 10" 248 25 7/31/97 6th season Indiana
C Damian Jones
Damian Jones D. Jones
30
74
#58 C 3 6' 11" 245 27 6/30/95 7th season Vanderbilt