Lakers Nation News And Rumors Recap: Will The Lakers Have An All-Star...

Lakers Nation News And Rumors Recap: Will The Lakers Have An All-Star Next Year?

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Although there’s still a few weeks left in the season, that hasn’t stopped people from looking toward the summer. The Lakers have a lot of uncertainty surrounding their roster as they enter the offseason. The team has an intriguing core of young players, but none of them have stood out as future All-Stars like Karl-Anthony Towns or Joel Embiid have.

Jeanie Buss recently said that she would be sick to her stomach if the Lakers don’t have an All-Star on their roster next season. Unfortunately, it’s likely the only way that will happen is if the Lakers trade for a current All-Star or sign one in free agency. None of the young core seems ready to make that kind of leap in just one season.

Buss’ comments could be taken as a sign of what’s to come this offseason. The Lakers seem ready to go all-in on trading for a superstar. With both Paul George and Jimmy Butler potentially on the market, it will be interesting to see if the Lakers are able to find a package for either without completely gutting their youth.

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Lakers News

Lakers can’t keep pace in second half and fall to the Timberwolves – LA Times

Paul George sounds like he wants out of Indiana — the Lakers should pounce – Fox Sports

Los Angeles Lakers 2016-17 season review: Still searching for a path to superstardom – CBS Sports

Lakers’ Rookie Ivica Zubac Starting To Shine – NBC Sports

Lakers’ 119-104 loss to Timberwolves highlights Jeanie Buss concerns if team will have All-Star next season – OC Register

Lakers’ D’Angelo Russell, Timberwolves’ Karl-Anthony Towns plan to train together this summer – OC Register

Jeanie Buss On The Future Of The Los Angeles Lakers And The NBA – Forbes

NBA News

2017 NBA management rankings: Exec ratings, from top to bottom – ESPN

Adam Silver wants NBA female head coach ‘sooner than later’ – ESPN

Russell Westbrook has 57 points in highest-scoring triple-double in NBA history – ESPN

TJ Leaf leaves UCLA for the NBA – LA Times

LeBron James passes Shaq for seventh on NBA all-time scoring list – CBS Sports

NBA Rumors: ‘Whispers’ Gordon Hayward could sign with Heat in free agency – CBS Sports

Kevin Durant says NBA’s rest rules target star players – SF Gate