Los Angeles Lakers: 5 possible outcomes in free agency this offseason

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Los Angeles Lakers have a big free agency period awaiting them and they have five possible outcomes depending on how they approach free agency.

2017-18 season showed a lot of improvement and promise for the Los Angeles Lakers. They won 11 more games than last season with the youth of the Lakers looks to have a bright future.

The Lakers are coming into this offseason with the most cap space eligible in the entire NBA which has the president of basketball operations, Magic Johnson, and general manager, Rob Pelinka, with so many options to go through.

The possibilities are endless from going ridiculously unrealistic to possible to the most realistic outcome for the Lakers in free agency this offseason.

With that being said, here are the five possible outcomes for the Lakers in free agency this offseason.

1. Most Realistic Outcome: Sign Paul George and Resign Julius Randle

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This possibility is the most realistic outcome for the Lakers in free agency. The Lakers, as of right now, have enough cap space to sign one max free agent and not two. The Lakers can make it to where they have enough cap space for two max players, (more on that in the later outcomes).

For now, they have enough for one and that most likely will go to Paul George.  George will most likely opt out of his contract and hit the open market.

George, who was traded from the Indiana Pacers to the Oklahoma City Thunder last offseason, looks like he will not return to the Thunder after a first-round exit against the Utah Jazz. There have been rumors for the past several seasons that George would like to play for the Lakers.

Once they lock up George, the Lakers would then either re-sign or match a contract offer that Julius Randle gets from another team. Randle has really improved in the second half of the season and has shown signs of being a great player in this league.

With this outcome, the Lakers finally convince a superstar to come to the city of Angles and retain Randle and the rest of the young core that the Lakers have for the future.