The Los Angeles Lakers assessed the roster after winning the NBA Championship during their time in the bubble in Orlando. They looked from top to bottom to find weaknesses in the roster that other teams might look to exploit next season.
In many respects, the purple and gold did a great job in not only fixing these weaknesses but also got younger and added different things to their game that they lacked previously.
Dennis Schröder joining the Lakers added a lightning-quick point guard who fixed a huge need for the Lakers last season which was scoring at the basket.
Marc Gasol added a big man who can pass out of the post and who can stretch the floor allowing LeBron James and Anthony Davis to work down low with plenty of space.
Montrezl Harrell added the necessary bench boost that the Lakers needed.
Wes Matthews brought toughness, 3-point shooting, and solid defense as well as position versatility.
A job well done by Rob Pelinka and co. in the front office.
While the Lakers had a great offseason, the loss of Dwight Howard and JaVale McGee did leave some questions on whether the Lakers sacrificed certain attributes for others.
With the All-Star Break on the horizon, it might be time to assess whether the Lakers need to make a move to fill in this hole on their roster.
With the release of point guard Quinn Cook, there might be an opportunity for the purple and gold to add a center who might tick all the boxes.
What could Hassan Whiteside bring to the Los Angeles Lakers?