The Lakers came in NBA Free Agency period needing to get younger, faster and more athletic, trying to erase the ghosts of last season’s old, slow and often injured squad. In line with these goals, the team signed top flight Lonnie Walker IV – whose qualifying offer was rescinded by the San Antonio Spurs – for the exception of mid-level taxpayers, and Troy Brown Jr., who played for the Chicago Bulls last season.

Each player has distinct strengths and weaknesses, but one issue they share is that each shot below the league average by 35% from range last season – a key potential issue when playing on a team led by LeBron James and Anthony Davis.

However, that may mean the Lakers lean heavily on their player development process, especially the strengths of new assistant coach Chris Jent.

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Naturally, only time will tell if the team’s confidence pays off and if Jent, Walker and Brown can deliver results fast enough to have a tangible impact next season. However, there certainly seems to be a multi-faceted process in place for these acquisitions. And for any team constrained by cap space limitations as much as the Lakers, you have to try to find valuable players with the potential to strike gold – like Malik Monk last season.

There is of course some risk, but the decision-making certainly seems rooted in the strengths of the team’s coaching staff and the player profiles are already day and night compared to last season in terms of adjustment. general. Everything bodes well for the coming season.

Dr. Rajpal Brar, DPT, holds a doctorate in physical therapy from Northern Arizona University and runs his own practice in person and online. sports medicine and performance business3CB Performance, in West LA and Valencia, CA in which he further combines his movement skills and fitness workout. He also works in a hospital – which gives him experience with patients in the immediate healthcare setting and neurological patients (post-stroke, post-brain injury) – and has been practicing for 4 years. Brar also trains at UCLAConscious Consciousness Research Center (MARC), has training in youth basketball coaching and analyzes the Lakers from a medical and skills perspective for Silver Screen and Roll and on his own YouTube channel. You can follow him on Twitter at @3cbPerformance.