1. Will Barton
Will Barton and the Washington Wizards officially finalized his contract buyout on Tuesday, granting the 32-year-old to sign with any contender that he pleases. At this point, Barton is probably the most talented player available on the market so the Lakers will have some competition.
Barton may not be a direct fit for what the Lake Show needs this season but he would certainly still add a positive presence. At six-six, Barton is more than big enough to play on the wing for Los Angeles and would give the team another option to throw at the three.
This would present the best of both worlds for the Lakers. While he is not overly experienced, Barton has played in 29 playoff games and would be a valuable resource for the young guards on the roster. He also adds something on the court as well as he can knock down shots quite well as an off-ball shooter.
Barton is shooting over 38% from three this season and is shooting over 37% over the last four seasons. With the gravitational pull that LeBron and Anthony Davis have near the rim, Barton should be getting even better looks than he was getting in Washington.
Los Angeles needs to capitalize on Barton while it can because there probably won’t be a better option available to the team in the future.