Heading into the 2019-20 NBA season, there is plenty to expect from the Los Angeles Lakers. With the acquisition (finally) of Anthony Davis plus DeMarcus Cousins, critics feel that the purple and gold be slowing down a bit when it comes to their offensive plays. And it appears such has been confirmed no less by first-year head coach Frank Vogel.

Speaking to Chris Mannix of Sports Illustrated, Vogel revealed how the Lakers intend to maximize Davis, Cousins and even LeBron James at the post.

"We’ll do that more here than I’ve done the last few years and more than the rest of the league does because of guys like DeMarcus, AD, and LeBron. Those guys will get a lot of touches in there," said Vogel in that interview.

Considering the NBA is an age where outside shots and small-ball have been the formula to success of several teams like the Golden State Warriors, this approach which most basketball teams normally resort to should be something to watch. It was something the Lakers never had for some time now with speed somehow overruling height. Could it work for the Lakers this time around?

The Lakers are undoubtedly bigger for the coming year. Aside from James, Davis, and Cousins, they do have ample back up in JaVale McGee. Complimenting that tall cast are tested offensive socks who can hit it from inside and out such as Kyle Kuzma and Danny Green. Vogel has a lot going for him although most feel it will all boil down to whether he can utilize each player and bring out the best in them.

As mentioned in a previous post, Davis and Cousins are no strangers when it comes to playing together. Both proved it when they joined forces with the New Orleans Pelicans back during the 2017-18 NBA season. The Pels showed a lot of potential before Boogie got hit by that season-ending Achilles injury. And while most questioned how the two would blend in, it turned out to be deadly and the two dreamt of possibly teaming up again. That opportunity is now wearing purple and gold.

“Me and A have talked about it numerous times, about being teammates again,” Cousins said in a report by the Los Angeles Times. “We never wanted it to end but everything happens for a reason.”

DeMarcus Cousins and Anthony Davis
DeMarcus Cousins and Anthony Davis formed an effective partnership throughout 2017 until the former became injured. In this picture, teammates Cousins #0 and Davis #23 of the New Orleans Pelicans during their game against the Charlotte Hornets at Spectrum Center in Charlotte, North Carolina on March 11, 2017. Streeter Lecka/Getty Images