Lakers DEPTH CHART
33-49 • 11th in WESTERN CONFERENCE
The Lakers do not have a traditional glorified sixth man role due to a relatively deep bench this season, but the answer has to be third-year forward Kyle Kuzma, who has started in only fewer than 10 games during the season but averages the team's fourth-most minutes at around 25 a contest.
Kuzma, who was drafted at the end of the first round by the Brooklyn Nets and sent to L.A. in the D'Angelo Russell trade, is averaging a career-worst points, rebounds, and assists per game, but leads the bench unit with over a dozen points a game.
For most of the 2019-20 season, the Lakers fielded a starting five that featured LeBron James at the one spot, Avery Bradley at the two, Danny Green at the three, Anthony Davis at the four, and JaVale McGee as the starting center.
With Bradley, Green, and McGee all gone for the 2020-21 season, the Lakers will likely have a starting five of LeBron James, Anthony Davis, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Marc Gasol, and Wesley Matthews. Dennis Schroder, Kyle Kuzma, and Montrezl Harrell can make a case to crack the starting lineup, but they’re likely lead one of the best bench units in the NBA.