Remember the Lakers of old? Always a threat for winning it all. It’s been a while hasn’t it? Magic Johnson certainly thinks so. If I was the man of his stature, I would be embarrassed by the team’s results. Obviously they need to make changes, and they have…sort of. They brought in Brooke Lopez, and drafted Lonzo Ball. That’s Great! But is that enough to make the playoffs? I don’t think so. Now, they have two options. The first, they can keep drafting new players and hope they turn out. That doesn’t always work very well. It takes a lot of time and patience. Fans and players aren’t wanting to wait that long. The Other option they have is they can clear up some cap space now to land someone in free agency next year, or make some trades.
Now what does Magic have up his sleeves? He has four guys who he is not going to trade. They are Lonzo, Randle, Lopez, and Ingram. Everybody else is up for trades, and they have some decent value on the market too. Look for Magic to trade off Clarkson and Nance. If anything, they free up cap space for the next free agency go around, where they have the opportunity to go after a multitude of star talent. Paul George, Russell Westbrook, etc.
What are your thoughts?