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Nick Wright: “Nobody thinks Lakers are the 20th best team in basketball”

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Sports Illustrated released their first NBA Power Rankings and at the #20 spot are the Los Angeles Lakers. LeBron James and the Lakers have had a slow start figuring out how to mesh with Russell Westbrook, but even with their 1-2 record, veteran radio host and standout television personality Nick Wright believes 20th best is an overreaction. Hear what fix Nick believes the Lakers need to make in order to get back on track:

“Nobody thinks the Lakers are the 20th best team in basketball. But right now, they do have one structural flaw. … With DeAndre Jordan, they’re starting games with an offense that’s going to be stuck in the mud at all times – everything’s going to be clogged.”

“Russ is going to take some time to get acclimated but once he does he can be excellent. The question is what do the Lakers do until then. The obvious choice is to not play these DeAndre Jordan lineups. This is why a Kevin Love buyout is semi-important for them.”

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