Rodster wrote:So the Lakers became relevant again and wow it cost them big time. The report says The Brow is heading to LA for Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, Josh Hart and three 1st rd picks. So this year New Orleans have the 1st and 4th picks in the draft. Just think that LA gave up on D'Angelo Russell to take Lonzo Ball.
So they just became a top-heavy team like the Warriors have been.
There's talk now that their top FA target is Kemba, which makes sense, since they've now traded away two PGs whom they drafted #2. Kemba wants that 5-year super max money but MJ may not want to part with that much, could dig into his Nike money -- he's making hundreds of millions from that, far more than his NBA salary and endorsement money when he was playing!
So the Lakers would have top-level talent but can they get ring chasers to give up a lot of money to get on the bandwagon for low salaries? Otherwise, long injuries to one of the stars would be catastrophic.
But I don't see that they have a choice, Lebron will be 35 at the end of this year, so they had to do something in case his body didn't hold up. AD has been brittle in his career and Kemba, as an undersize guard, history is not in his favor as he reaches the wrong side of 30.