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NBA 2018-19 Season: 5 Issues that will bug the Lakers

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05 Oct 2018, 21:42 IST

#2 3-point shooting

Denver Nuggets v Los Angeles Lakers
Denver Nuggets v Los Angeles Lakers

The Lakers finished 29th in 3-point shooting last season as a team, and they got rid of a legitimate stretch 5 after that and added non-shooters like Rondo and Lance Stephenson to the squad - two of their major non-LeBron acquisitions.

LeBron could realistically be the Lakers' best high volume shooter other than Kentavious Caldwell-Pope. He has never played with players so averse to shooting 3-pointers or just below league-average at it.

This means the Lakers are going to attempt fewer 3-pointers than they did last year, and their distance shooting will likely be less-than-stellar this season as well. In a day and age when teams have finally started living by the mathematical efficiency of eschewing long 2-pointers for 3-pointers, the Lakers seem to have tried to take a step back.

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