The Los Angeles Lakers are going to have plenty of variables to juggle over the offseason, whether or not the they keep their top-three protected pick in the 2017 NBA Draft.
Arguably the biggest task facing Magic Johnson, Rob Pelinka and the rest of the Lakers front office will be their pending decision on whether or not to even keep their current young core intact.
When they're done deciding what they want to do there, then they'll have to decide what types of players to surround what's left of that core, a group Tyler Ennis says he wants to be a part of.
“Obviously there’s a lot going on, but if the opportunity to stay is there, they’ll definitely be at the top of the list," Ennis told Mark Medina of the Orange County Register.
Do the Lakers feel the same way? Ennis has averaged 6.9 points and 2.1 assists in 19 minutes per game since being acquired by the Lakers at the 2017 NBA trade deadline, and while he's had moments, re-signing him wouldn't appear to be the biggest item on the front office's to-do list.
It's certainly possible Ennis could be brough back, it just doesn't seem like the most likely scenario as things currently stand.