With the Lakers in a favorable position salary cap wise, rumor has it the franchise will target both Paul George and LeBron James this summer.
Lakers GM Rob Pelinka told Sports Illustrated that the current salary cap condition puts the Laker in an enviable position.
“That’s the beauty of it,” he said. “Whatever the road becomes—Is it two max guys this summer? Is it one this summer and one the next? Is it splitting up the space and just growing this young core?—it’s a good road to be on.”
LeBron and PG13 could both opt out this summer and become unrestricted free agents; however both have remained mum on their intentions.
The Lakers have gone five straight seasons without making the playoffs and need some veteran leadership on a team that boasts a lot of young talent including Lonzo Ball and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope.