Los Angeles Lakers: 5 goals for the offseason

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4. Find a back up point guard

Watching the Lakers last season, it was obvious that they were thin at the point guard position. So much so that they had inexperienced guys like Tyler Ennis and Alex Caruso getting minutes at certain points in the year.

The main reason why, is because Lonzo Ball missed so many games last season with multiple injuries. It was tough for the Lakers to win without him and at one point they lost 9 straight games with him sidelined.

Mid-season acquisition Isaiah Thomas was able to fill in nicely before he hurt his hip. However, the Lakers might be weary to bring him back because he will be coming off of surgery and looking for big money.

The best way the Lakers can remedy their point guard depth is if they find a proven veteran in the free agent market. Not only could they provide a solid presence on the court, but they could also help mentor young point guard Lonzo Ball. Cory Joseph will be a free agent and he could be an intriguing cheaper option if they went that route.

Their other alternative is to find a back up point guard in the draft. The Lakers currently hold the 25th pick in the draft, so they will have to do their homework to find an NBA ready point guard that late in round one.

Watching the NCAA tournament it was obvious that the eventual champion Villanova had a terrific point guard in Jalen Brunson. He could be a great option if he is still available when the Lakers are on the clock and it would reunite him with his old college teammate Josh Hart.