Coming off of their first championship in a decade, the Los Angeles Lakers will have a few difficult decisions to make in the offseason.
With all but five players — LeBron James, Danny Green, Kyle Kuzma, Alex Caruso and Talen Horton-Tucker — from their championship-winning roster set to hit free agency this fall, the Lakers could look a lot different than they did last season. However, there’s also a possibility that they bring all of their impending free agents back because of the success they had together.
In today’s episode of “Can U Dig It?”, Christian and Jacob argue both for and against running it back. The argument for running it back is actually pretty easy to make: last season’s group got along really well and bought into the team-first mentality that Frank Vogel was selling. They also worked pretty well on the court too. Unfortunately, it’s not that simple.
Lakers vice president of basketball operations and general manager Rob Pelinka has made it no secret that he wants to continue to add talent to his team’s roster, and there will be an abundance of talent on the open market next summer. The Lakers will be players for almost all of them next summer, so long as they don’t spend all of their money this summer. In other words, lines will have to be drawn sooner rather than later.
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