The Los Angeles Lakers are one of the most historic teams in all of basketball. Many of the greatest superstars to ever play basketball have laced it up for the Lakers at one point or another. Thus, it is fair for fans to look ahead at what stars could be joining the team in the future.
Los Angeles has a real chance of winning a championship in the 2023-24 season as the front office has done an excellent job of building out a well-rounded roster. But that is not the only job of the front office, as it must also prepare for the future and start laying the groundwork now.
A lot is going to happen in the next five years but we can still try to predict the future. After all, back in 2018, the dream Lakers’ lineup for five years in the future was a lineup with LeBron James and another star. So what is the dream lineup five years from now, with LeBron out of the picture?
Los Angeles Lakers’ dream starting 5 in 2028:
PG: Jalen Hood-Schifino
Not a huge start in terms of superstar quality but stick with us. Jalen Hood-Schifino should be considered the ideal starting point guard for the Lakers in five years because that would mean that he has blossomed into what the team hopes he can be.
Hood-Schifino has a lot of great traits about his game and if he can put it all together, he can truly be a special two-way player who can run the offense and defend at a high level. He will probably never be a premier scorer but that is not what LA needs him to be.
It is naturally going to be cheaper to keep a homegrown option for the point guard position, allowing the Lakers to take big swings elsewhere. Hood-Schifino will be 25 years old heading into the 2028-29 season, meaning that he should be starting his prime.