Can Derrick Rose help the Los Angeles Lakers?
The Los Angeles Lakers are in a wonderful spot moving forward.
They have just come off a championship run which led to the tying the Boston Celtics for NBA Championships all-time. They have LeBron James and Anthony Davis on the roster, they have a coaching staff which proved itself this past season, they have a great general manager in Rob Pelinka, and the 1st female owner in professional sports to win a major title in Jeanie Buss.
All in all, things are looking up for the purple and gold after a year that was undoubtedly the worst in franchise history due to the tragic loss of Kobe Bryant, Gianna Bryant, and the number of souls that were lost earlier this year.
This was for you, Kobe and Gianna. Rest In Peace.
So what can the Los Angeles Lakers do to improve on an already championship-caliber squad?
While the likes of Alex Caruso and playoff Rondo alongside LeBron James were able to put a bandage over it, the open wound that is the Laker’s secondary playmaker still persists.
If Caruso steps up as a playmaker, he could fill in and be the secondary playmaker the Lakers need.
If Rondo re-signs with the Lakers and decides to be playoff Rondo all season, then that most certainly fills the hole the Lakers need to be filled.
But in the above two sentences, a lot of IF’s are occurring.
With a championship roster and with LeBron’s window closing over the next few seasons, you do not leave things to chance.
You address the needs, stack the roster, and you go for gold once more.
Enter former MVP, Derrick Rose.