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Lakers debut of LeBron James-Anthony Davis-Russell Westbrook trio, revealed

Lakers, LeBron James, Anthony Davis, Russell Westbrook

The Los Angeles Lakers dropped to 0-4 in the preseason with an ugly 123-94 loss to the Phoenix Suns on Sunday night. It was another game in which the Lakers’ new Big Three of LeBron James, Anthony Davis and Russell Westbrook didn’t play together, with James sitting out this one.

However, Davis revealed after the game that all three stars will finally debut together in Tuesday’s preseason game against the Golden State Warriors, according to ESPN’s Dave McMenamin. Davis also said he’ll be starting at the 5 in that game.

There’s obviously no reason to worry about the Lakers due to a poor preseason. In addition to the star players not all playing together yet, there are a bunch of new guys getting acclimated to this team. The roster clearly isn’t in sync yet on either end of the floor.

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It also doesn’t help that Russell Westbrook has been a disaster. Westbrook was really bad on Sunday night, shooting just 3-of-12 and turning the ball over nine times. We know that when Russ goes bad he can go really bad, but, again, it’s just the preseason.

Once the Lakers are at full strength and actually caring about games, they should resemble the title contender everybody expects them to be. The roster has some flaws and there could be some fit issues after bringing in Westbrook, but the raw talent there is immense. And, of course, LeBron will be out for revenge after his first first-round series loss last season.

It will be exciting to see LeBron, Westbrook and AD take the floor together for the first time on Tuesday. It will take some time to build chemistry, but they’ll be devastating when they all have it rolling. Buckle up.