The Los Angeles Lakers will not get complacent after winning the NBA Championship.
The Los Angeles Lakers are barely removed from winning championship no. 17 in franchise history and here we are looking at the offseason. That is the Laker way, though, as the Lakers are interested in building dynasties, not building one-year contenders.
Rob Pelinka is already back to work and the Lakers’ front office is likely already laying out their best-case scenario for this offseason. As fans of the team, we all have our own best-case scenarios.
On the latest episode of the Lake Show Life Podcast, Lake Show Life contributor Daniel Preciado and I broke down our dream offseasons for the Lakers. Here, you get my version in written form, breaking it down into seven steps.
Oh, and just so we are clear, all moves work under the salary cap and we tried to stay realistic. No Giannis to the Lakers allowed.
1. Re-sign Markieff Morris and Dwight Howard; Avery Bradley opts in
These moves are grouped together because of their similarity and out of the players that the Los Angeles Lakers could lose this offseason, I most want to see the team re-sign Markieff Morris and Dwight Howard.
Morris was fantastic in his short tenure with the Lakers and was the perfect stretch four that the Lakers needed off the bench. He plays solid-enough defense, can hit a three-point shot and can even play small-ball five. He should be re-signed for relatively cheap.
Dwight Howard was fantastic for the Lakers and should be brought back for depth, and once again, is not going to warrant a big contract.
Finally, I am hoping that Avery Bradley opts into the last year of his contract. There is the potential of him not playing next season after opting not to re-join the team in the Orlando bubble or simply opting out and chasing a bigger contact.
However, him opting into his deal certainly is plausible and fits into my dream scenario.