Jul 11, 2014, 6:13 PM EST
Without adding a star to play with Kobe Bryant, the Lakers are headed toward another lost season.
At least, this time, they should be more entertaining.
Kobe and Lin are draws, and so is Nick Young, a native Angelino who wanted to stay with his hometown team.
Shams Charania of RealGM:
Lin, Young, Kobe, Julius Randle and – if they somehow convince him to stay – Pau Gasol make a really intriguing lineup.
Not due to basketball. That team has almost no chance of making the playoffs in the West.
But the Lakers are full of personality, and that should sell tickets. Don’t underestimate what Young brings to the table. Based on what happened last year, I’m really hoping we get more of Young:
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- Carmelo Anthony on the Knicks: “The fans are dying, we’re dying” 20
- Rockets officially sign Josh Smith, who will play Friday night; waive Tarik Black 6
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- Miami fans give LeBron warm welcome, Heat team not so much in upset win 25
- Russell Westbrook inspires Thunder to skid-stopping win over Spurs 8