4. Justin Holiday
The second Holiday mentioned on this list, Justin, is not the big name and has a much different game compared to his older brother, but his skills would also make him a seamless fit with the Lakers next season. He is more of a prototypical three and D specialist that has become increasingly more valuable in the modern NBA.
What would make Holiday a perfect fit for the Lakers is his ability to defend not only guards but wings as well with his 6’6″ frame and 7’0″ wingspan. He also hit his 3-pointers at the best rate of his career last season, shooting a staggering 40 percent from that range, which was good enough for top 20 in the league.
Even though this would be one of the more under the radar moves on the list if it was made, Holiday is one of the best role players the Lakers could target this offseason. Think of Holiday as a Trevor Ariza type of player when he was with the Lakers and won a championship alongside Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol, he could be that same player for a James and Davis combination.
Holiday is the type of three and D guard/wing that could help put the Lakers over the top next season without throwing a ton of money at one of the top free agents on the market. Out of all the guards on this list and pretty much all free agent guards available, Holiday is the best and most versatile defender out of the bunch as well.
Holiday signed a one-year deal worth $4.767 million, and if the Lakers could get him for a similar price, then that would be one of the best contracts in the league. Yet, after the way he played last season, he is likely to have way more teams after him this time around, and that could drive his price into a range that is not worth it for the Lakers.