The Lakers will have salary space to go for another star

According to Adrian Wojnarowski, the transfer of Wagner, Bonga and Jones to the Wizards and the resignation of Davis to his exchange bonus leaves the Angelenos with 32 million salary space.


Los Angeles Lakers will have salary space to sign another great star of NBA. According to the journalist Adrian Wojnarowski, the transfer of Mo Wagner, Isaac Bonga and Jemerrio Jones to the Wizards as part of the transfer of Anthony Davis and his resignation to the 4 million bonus that corresponded to him, leaves the Angelenos with 32 million dollars to spend on the next free agency.

Since it became official the arrival of the former Pelicans, the intention of the franchise has been to get enough salary space to be able to maneuver in the next transfer market and be able to complete the template, which currently has only three players on the payroll: LeBron James, Anthony Davis and Kyle Kuzma.

This panorama leaves the Angelenos with two options. On the one hand, they can go for a new star to offer the maximum. Several names have sounded in recent dates. One of them has been that of Kawhi Leonard, who has renounced the player option he had with the Raptors and will be a free agent starting on July 1. The latest information indicated that he would meet with the Lakers. There has also been talk of basketball players like Jimmy Butler, who would be willing to sign with the franchise if they offered the maximum. Also a strong return of D'Angelo Russell has sounded strong, while there were less intense rumors talking about the possibility of signing Kyrie Irving.

Here a dilemma opens up for the Hollywood team. On the one hand, they could try to get the services of a big star and thus complete a big three that would make them a fearsome roster ... but with a shortage of troops. If they make this move, the Lakers would have very little room to maneuver to complete the rest of the template and they would have to do it with lower level players or sign veterans for the minimum. It would be a template with three great strengths but no bench depth, which is still a danger taking into account that LeBron is on its way to 35 years and has to be dosed during the regular season to reach the best possible way. hypothetical playoffs.

The other option would be to use those 32 million dollars to get two or three players that belong to the bourgeoisie of the League and that complete a deeper template and that did not force the stars to make a huge effort during the regular season that will leave you exhausted in the final phase. This has also informed Wojnarowski, who has revealed that Rob Pelinka was considering using the money to sign a maximum contract ... or to divide it among multiple players.

For this possibility have also sounded several names. First they played Nikola Mirotic Patrick Beverley, but after this last movement it has been known that the favorites in the franchise within this role would be Danny Green, Seth Curry or Terrence Ross. Very valid players who could contribute to the team, as well as being cheaper than a superstar. That is, even if you get one, you still have room for others.

In one way or another it seems that Pelinka is hitting the key and continues to make moves to make a competitive team for next season. The Lakers not long ago had a quintet consisting of Robert Sacre, Jordan Hill, Ryan Kelly, Jordan Clarkson and Wayne Ellington. It is clear that the players who jump to the field next season will form a quite different team. Although we still do not know all the pieces. Looming an interesting summer in Los Angeles, no doubt .

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