Even after winning the 2020 NBA championship in pretty convincing fashion last month, the Los Angeles Lakers have a ton of room to improve in free agency, and with all but six players from last season’s roster set to hit the open market, they might not have a choice but to expand their horizons.
On this week’s episode of “Can U Dig It?” Christian and Jacob discuss where the Lakers could use the most help. On Saturday, Evan Dammarell of Forbes reported that the Lakers have interest in Tristan Thompson, but the center position shouldn’t be a priority for Los Angeles as long as Anthony Davis is in town. Plus, there will probably cheaper options at center hat are better fits alongside Davis and LeBron James than Thompson in spite of experience with James.
So what are the Lakers’ biggest needs in free agency, you might ask? It should go without saying, but any player that can play defense make 3-pointers on a consistent basis is going to be coveted by the Lakers. If there’s anyone that can do both, that’s even better. Christian and Jacob get into some of the players that could be helpful for the Lakers next season and what they’re projected to cost in free agency.
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