The obvious plan A for not just the Lakers but all teams this off-season would be landing LeBron James, who is arguably the best player in the league. The pipe dream sees James paired with Carmelo Anthony and Kobe Bryant next season in purple and gold, with titles certainly to follow.
However, despite James showing in the past that he isn’t against making a high-profile switch, it’s not something teams can realistically plan on. For the Lakers, Plan B could still be considered most team’s plan A, still a great duo to pair together for the future.
Lakers' dream is to add LeBron & Melo this summer. If that fails would go for CBosh & Melo, sources say. That's assuming Bosh opts out
— Chris Broussard (@Chris_Broussard) June 27, 2014
Chris Bosh has not informed the Heat of his decision yet, but most suspect he will opt out to measure his worth on the free agency market. After opting out, anything is possible, and a front court that features Bosh and Melo would be one of the elite front courts in the league. However, it remains even more uncertain than a LeBron/Melo pairing considering Bosh hasn’t even opted out.
The Lakers have nearly $30 million in cap space this summer and are looking to lure in one of the big names that will be on the market. Whether it be James, Anthony, or Bosh, the Lakers hope to bring in at least one before setting their sites on Kevin Love, Kyrie Irving and others next summer.
What do you think, Lakers fans, would Bosh and Melo be enough to win a title with?