5 Shooters the Los Angeles Lakers can still target this offseason

The Los Angeles Lakers desperately need to improve from beyond the arc. Thankfully, there are still options to improve in 2024.
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Cedi Osman, UFA

Cedi Osman is an interesting potential fit with the Los Angeles Lakers. The San Antonio Spurs renounced his rights, thus making him an unrestricted free agent, and the market could be dry enough for the Lakers to offer the veteran's minimum.

If Los Angeles is able to sign Osman for the veteran's minimum, there's reason to believe that he could be a strong addition to the second unit.

Osman has experience playing with LeBron James, having spent a season alongside the four-time MVP with the Cleveland Cavaliers. He's improved since then, averaging 10.1 points and 1.6 three-point field goals made on 35.7 percent shooting from beyond the arc since 2018-19.

Osman struggled to find consistent playing time with the San Antonio Spurs this past season, but it's worth noting that he shot 38.9 percent from three-point range.

By signing Osman to the veteran's minimum, the Lakers could create additional perimeter depth as they look to improve one of the worst second units in the NBA. In 2023-24, the bench was in the bottom three of the NBA in points and three-point field goals made.

Adding depth in the shooting department has thus become a crucial goal, making Osman a low-cost target who knows what it's like to play and practice with James.