Hello everybody and welcome back to the Mid-American page. As you may have probably heard, LeBron James has broken the heart of Ohio and decided to head to the storied Los Angelos Lakers. The Lakers also made moves to pick up free agents Rajon Rondo, Lance Stephenson, and Javale McGee. While these are some O.K. signs, the Lakers still have room to improve.
Need a Big
The Lakers made room to sign the all-star big, Demarcus Cousins. Unfortunately, they didn’t end up even offering and the Warriors picked him up (making them an even bigger juggernaut). They could easily bring back Brook Lopez, or add one of two soon to be all-star bigs in Clint Capella and Jusuf Nurkic. Adding those one of two would really help LeBron out and make them able to compete.
The all-star signings this year for the Lakers have been a flop aside from LeBron. Paul George decided to stay in Oklahoma with Russ and Melo instead of teaming up with Bron, and Kawhi is now saying he would rather play for the Clippers than the Lakers. So unfortunately, the Lakers may need to look into trading Lonzo for Damian Lillard or some other trade unless they want to wait until next year.
There are numerous things the Lakers can do with all that cap space. However, they will need to use every bit of that salary to get LeBron help and keep him happy. It is very obvious that keeping LeBron is very difficult.
What do you think the Lakers should do? Build through trading, drafting or free agency? Let’s us know down in the comments! Thank you all for spending apart of your Friday with me and the rest of the Mid-American crew, and, as always, stay tuned for more fresh daily content.