Former Los Angeles Lakers superstar Magic Johnson's Twitter account has been a must-follow for the team's fans over the last 24-hours. He kicked things off with the announcement that he was planning to mentor Lakers point guard D'Angelo Russell and work out with him this summer, and then he started offering some groundbreaking free agency advice for the front office.
Earlier this year, Johnson saw enough from Kevin Durant in the Oklahoma City Thunder's loss to the Golden State Warriors to advise Lakers president Jim Buss that he should sign this little-known contributor when he enters free agency this summer. Then on Sunday night, Magic started tweeting that the Lakers should sign Toronto Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan when he becomes an unrestricted free agent this offseason. Johnson's advice came on the heels of the Southern California native scoring 30 points on 32 shots in the Raptors' game seven win over the Indiana Pacers.
Johnson wasn't quite done on Monday morning, as he had another tip for the Lakers' front office:
Laker Nation: The Lakers should call LeBron James agent. We know he's going stay in CLE but they should go after him just in case he leaves.— Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) May 2, 2016
This is good advice if you don't really think about it at all. The Lakers will of course call LeBron's agent, but as Johnson notes, him staying in Cleveland is a near-certainty. Therein lies the problem: the Lakers have spent the last few summers waiting for unlikely big name signings to turn them down while solid contributors sign elsewhere.
James is aging, but he is still a top-five player and certainly worth a look. The Lakers just shouldn't wait too long because of just how unlikely it is they can nab him.
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