Los Angeles Lakers: 5 reasons to go after Kyrie Irving this summer

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The Los Angeles Lakers have cap space for one max-contract this season. Here are five reasons they should pursue Kyrie Irving to fill that spot.

The Los Angeles Lakers season did not go according to plan, to put it lightly. According to Robby Kalland of Uproxx.com, since February 1st, the Lakers have the second-worst record in the NBA,  a far cry from expectation for the Purple and Gold.

While a lot of this can be put down to injuries to key players, even more blame can be put on poor roster construction and the inability to land the second superstar Magic Johnson had promised.

If this season for the Lakers has proven anything, it has shown that it is essential that they land a second player capable of carrying the offensive load, that much is certain from the poor showing this season.

With the playoffs being missed for the sixth straight year, the Lakers focus will now turn to the offseason, namely free agency.

There are a number of players who they can target in free agency with the likes of Kevin Durant, Kawhi Leonard, Jimmy Butler, Klay Thompson, Kemba Walker and DeMarcus Cousins available, but not many would be a hand in glove fit for LeBron James and Co. However, one player who has proven in the past to be a great fit next to LeBron is superstar point guard, Kyrie Irving.

With the superstar point guard’s future uncertain in Boston, and LeBron James and the Lakers brass desperate to get back into championship contention, a reunion could be beneficial for both parties, especially if the Lakers were able to land New Orleans Pelicans superstar power forward Anthony Davis via trade

Here are 5 reasons why the Lakers should go after Kyrie this summer.