Could Stephen Curry really join the Los Angeles Lakers?

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The Los Angeles Lakers routed the Golden State Warriors for the second time this season on Tuesday night, both of which blowouts were without Anthony Davis. Marc Gasol and Alex Caruso were also out on Tuesday night as well.

The Lakers’ bench was simply too much for the Warriors to overcome. Golden State is now one game out of the top-eight in the Western Conference despite getting a great season from Stephen Curry.

Curry is averaging the most points per game since Kevin Durant joined the Warriors. Curry is averaging 29.3 points, 6.2 assists and 5.3 rebounds per game. He is shooting 47.7% from the field last season and 41.4% from beyond the arc.

Curry’s dropped 27 against the Lakers on 4-7 shooting from beyond the arc. It was not enough, and Curry’s comments after the game were not promising for Warriors fans (h/t ESPN).

"“We have to develop a winning attitude every single night, and honestly, we’ve got to get sick of getting blown out, because that’s embarrassing. We have to have some pride about how we’re playing. You can lose games — that’s going to happen — but not like that.”"

That got the speculation juices flowing. The Los Angeles Lakers have enough salary-cap space in the summer if Dennis Schroder and Montrezl Harrell leave the team to bring in another superstar. Stephen Curry has not signed a new extension with the Warriors, and seems to have a great relationship with LeBron James.

Could the Los Angeles Lakers be in play for Stephen Curry this summer?

I discuss this in the latest episode of the Lake Show Life Podcast, which you can listen to above.

Personally, I do not see it happening. Yes, it is physically possible if the Los Angeles Lakers do the right things with the salary cap, and if they think they have a chance at Curry, Rob Pelinka certainly will do what it takes.

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But it is hard to see Curry leaving Golden State. The comments are a bad look for his teammates but I think that is more indicative of their future with the Warriors, not Curry’s. Curry can make the most money by staying in Golden State and it is not even close. Plus, he is to the Warriors what Kobe Bryant was to the Los Angeles Lakers.

The Warriors can gear up and still build a contender around Curry. Klay Thompson getting healthy will be huge for the team and they will have enough money to bring in a star down the road. They also have an extremely promising young player in James Wiseman, who has been thrown to the wolves this season and has been fairly solid.

It would have to take some sort of internal blowup or a toxic culture inside the Warriors organization and that is the exact opposite of what seems to happen in Golden State. They will open their pocketbooks and give Stephen Curry whatever he wants — especially to keep him from joining the Lakers.

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Sorry to rain on anyone’s parade, but Stephen Curry is not going to join the Los Angeles Lakers this summer.