The 2021 NBA All-Star Draft is one week away and once again, LeBron James will have the No. 1 pick. And with how much success James has had in these drafts in the past few years, he probably doesn’t need anybody’s help making his picks this year.
But if James does decide he wants to listen to a mock draft before his big day on March 4, we strongly suggest he listens to this week’s episode of “I Love Basketball” with our hosts Sabreena Merchant and Christian Rivas. While they have violated some unspoken rules of the Klutch Sports brotherhood, they put together two formidable teams.
Before they get into the fun part of the show, though, Sabreena and Christian had to talk about the elephant in the room: the fact that the Lakers have lost their last four games. Will all of their problems go away when Anthony Davis and Dennis Schröder return, or are there issues with this roster that can only addressed via the trade or buyout market?
They also talked about the Lakers’ open roster spots, and questioned whether or not they can actually sign an impact player in the buyout market. They got lucky with Markieff Morris last season — will they be able to do so again?