Pelinka: Lakers designed to combat Warriors

“If your goal is to win a championship, you’ve got to look at the way the champs are assembled and how you can give yourself the best chance to take them down,” Pelinka said. “It is certainly part of the equation. … Earvin [Johnson] and I had a conversation and LeBron echoed this sentiment — I think to try to play the Warriors at their own game is a trap. No one is going to beat them at their own game, so that is why we wanted to add these elements of defense and toughness and depth and try to look at areas where we will have an advantage

“We feel like we are going to have an open training camp in terms of competing and figuring out what is that best five to win and go deep into the playoffs and give ourselves a chance to win a championship,” Pelinka said. “Obviously LeBron James is going to be a starter but the other four spots is going to be an open training camp decision … we are going to play fast … you can imagine lineups on the court where everyone is 6-7, 6-8 or above. Brandon Ingram, LeBron is a positionless player. … It is really exciting to think about the length and speed and the way we can play.”