New needs may open up for the Los Angeles Lakers as the season goes along.
The Los Angeles Lakers had a remarkable offseason in terms of player acquisitions. Rob Pelinka and the rest of the Lakers’ front office started the offseason by trading for Dennis Schröder. Along with this, they signed players who will be big additions to the team like Montrezl Harrell and Marc Gasol.
Lastly, they brought back players who are both essential to the team’s performance on the court along with their chemistry off of the court.
While the Lakers are heavily favored to be NBA Champions at the end of the season, it is never a bad thing to continue improving your roster. The Lakers are for the most part a team that is comprised of veterans.
They proved last season that it is possible to compete and win at the highest level even with being one of the oldest teams in the league. As a result of this, they should not be deterred from targeting a handful of veteran players that they could possibly bring in if a rotational player were to suffer an injury.
We saw that the Lakers make moves like this last season. After DeMarcus Cousins went down with an Achilles injury that would keep him sidelined for the season, it was clear that the Lakers had a hole in the roster at the backup center position.
They brought in Dwight Howard on a non guaranteed contract to be the team’s backup center. This move worked out incredibly for the Lakers as Howard went on to have a career reviving season.
There is a lot of veteran talent still sitting in free agency that could add to the depth of the Lakers roster the front office should be keeping their eyes on.