1. Anthony Edwards
Edwards signed a five-year rookie extension this summer that does not allow him to become a free agent until 2029. The Timberwolves are having a breakout season and are looking to make a deep playoff run. Ant-Man is well on his way to superstardom, but does he eventually leave Minnesota?
Patrick Beverley thinks he will. Edwards could be the face of the league, and there is no better place to build your brand than Los Angeles.
Ant-Man will be 28 years old when he enters free agency, and the Lakers could be a prime destination. They may bottom out for a few years after LeBron’s departure but should have their roster built up enough to be dangerous again by 2029. Getting Edwards to take over as their alpha would instantly vault them up the standings and would make the Lakers must-watch.
LeBron James is still elite at 39 years old. There is no telling how many more years he will lead the Los Angeles Lakers. He could leave this summer or five years from now. Fans know the storied franchise will quickly search for their next superstar, and it will be one of the best players in the world. Who will they land? Only time will tell.