The Los Angeles Lakers are coming off a disappointing 2018-2019 NBA season, but the offseason will provide plenty of opportunities to set things right. The 2019 NBA Draft is just a few weeks away and with a major asset like the No. 4 pick in their pocket, the Lakers will certainly be the team to watch. Adding a rookie may not appease LeBron James, who needs to win now as he approaches 35-years-old.
Fortunately, the Lakers have plenty of cap space to spend this summer and a number of top-tier targets on the free agent market. Even better, rumor has it that James is already getting in touch with Jimmy Butler and Kawhi Leonard, both of whom would offer a major boost to the team’s starting lineup next season.
On this episode of the Lakers Nation News Feed, host Trevor Lane breaks down the rumor and why James being involved at this early stage is a good thing for a Lakers organization that has dealt with more than their fair share of drama recently. But will James’ campaigning be enough to land another All-Star player in Los Angeles?
Plus, how does one player reaching out to another pertain to the NBA’s tampering policy? With the Lakers already under the magnifying glass as the NBA keeps a close eye on them and their recruitment efforts, will they find themselves in hot water yet again?
All that and plenty more as we discuss what’s sure to be an exciting offseason for the Lakers.