Pelinka: Lakers have 'an opportunity to win' title

Pelinka: Lakers have 'an opportunity to win' title

With the Lakers having the #4 overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft, will they use it to trade for Anthony Davis?

The Lakers' disappointing season has led many to suggest the Lakers might consider trading James or that LeBron might request a trade.

Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka said at a press conference Monday he thinks the team will have a chance to acquire a star in the offseason. The Lakers can now add the No.4 pick in the 2019 draft along with the young core, which arguably makes it one of the best possible offers. We have a superstar on our team, and an open slot. That said, with Magic (Johnson) leaving - that was a guy he felt a connection to - and with great opportunities in Brooklyn and in NY, plus Boston trying to keep him, I think the Lakers are lower on his list.

It was seemingly unthinkable that Irving would look to team back up with James in Los Angeles at the start of the campaign. Why, after all, would LeBron sign a four-year, $154 million deal at age 34 if he didn't intend to be in Los Angeles for at least a couple seasons? He missed the next 17 games and the team never recovered. "He loves the idea of Lonzo Ball, Jrue Holiday, Zion, Kyle Kuzma and Brandon Ingram offensively and defensively", Broussard said. "And we know as a staff and feel very strongly that if people judge and evaluate us for who we are as an organization and the vision and path we have going forward, we feel there will be a very, very strong appeal for the great players to come here".

The Los Angeles Lakers are wallowing in their own dysfunction - so much so that rumors of a potential LeBron James trade didn't sound too far-fetched when they surfaced during the second round of the NBA Playoffs.

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