It’s not exactly news that after the Lakers traded away Brandon Ingram, Lonzo Ball, and Josh Hart for Anthony Davis that they only have 5 guys on the roster and none of them are guards. That five could even shrink down to three since the Lakers are also trying to trade away Moritz Wagner and Issac Bonga to clear space for a max contract.
Whether the Lakers start free agency with five or three guys on the team, they are gonna need to fill the rest of roster out. Outside of the obvious max free agents the Lakers are wanting, a few of the guys they are rumored to go after are J.R. Smith (who will reportedly be waived Sunday), Carmelo Anthony, and D’Angelo Russell, Kyle Korver, In addition to those guys they could also bring back Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Lance Stephenson, and JaVale McGee since NBA rules would allow them to go over the cap to resign their own players.
That means we could potentially have a Lakers team with J.R., Lance, and JaVale. This would make a lot of NBA fans happy based on the entertainment those guys would bring. Lakers fans, probably not so much.
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