5. Dennis Schröder
Instead of gutting the team for Chris Paul or Victor Oladipo, the Los Angeles Lakers may be much better served to try to trade for Dennis Schroder.
Schröder had one of the best seasons off of the bench in the history of the NBA last season, but he lost the Sixth Man of the Year award by another deserving candidate Montrezl Harrell. So technically he was the best guard coming off of the bench in the NBA last season.
He is another player who could easily turn from a back up point guard into a starter if he was traded to the Lakers. Coming off the bench he was able to average 18.9 points per game last season, and that number could go up with a starting role elsewhere.
He would also have much more opportunity to play with the ball in hands because he often played in a three-guard line up last season that included him, Chris Paul, and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander that was Oklahoma City’s best lineup on the court last year.
That experience also proves he could easily play in an off-ball role alongside LeBron James, who is traditionally more ball-dominant and averaged the most assists in the league last season.