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Top 5 PGs In Los Angeles Lakers History

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Top 5 PGs In Los Angeles Lakers History

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With the addition of Byron Scott and the return of Kobe Bryant, the Los Angeles Lakers are expected to be a much improved team next season. However, with Steve Nash in his last season and Jordan Clarkson in his first, the starting point guard position is up for grabs in Los Angeles. Here are the top five point guards in Los Angeles Lakers history.

5. Nick Van Exel

Nick Van Exel
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5. Nick Van Exel

Nick Van Exel
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In five season with the Los Angeles Lakers, Van Exel averaged 14.9 points and 7.4 assists per game. The former 37th-overall draft pick in the 1993 NBA draft was an undersized point guard who proved to be a steal by then-GM Jerry Buss. Van Exel appeared in one All-Star game for the Lakers, and the fans loved him for his explosiveness despite being undersized.

4. Derek Fisher

Derek Fisher
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4. Derek Fisher

Derek Fisher
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In 13 seasons with the Los Angeles Lakers, Derek Fisher averaged 7.9 points and 2.9 assists per game. Although his numbers are not indicative of the type of teammate and professional he was, Lakers fans will always appreciate his effort and dedication.

3. Norm Nixon

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3. Norm Nixon

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In his six seasons with the Los Angeles Lakers, Nixon averaged 16.4 points and 7.9 assists per game. Nixon was more reliable and consistent than Van Exel, and he made the most of his tenure as a Laker. Nixon was a member of two Lakers championship teams and was a great offensive weapon.

2. Gail Goodrich

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2. Gail Goodrich

Gail Goodrich
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A native of Los Angeles, Gail Goodrich spent nine seasons as a Lakers guard playing alongside Jerry West and Wilt Chamberlain. Goodrich averaged 19 points per game in his time with the Lakers, and was the leading scorer on the '72 championship team.

1. Magic Johnson

Magic Johnson
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1. Magic Johnson

Magic Johnson
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There's no doubt that the greatest Lakers point guard of all time is Earvin Magic Johnson. Magic has done so much for the city of L.A. both on and off the court. In 13 seasons with the Lakers, he averaged 19.5 points and 11.2 assists per game while leading the team to five titles. He won three Final MVPs and three regular season MVPs.