2024 NBA Offseason: Los Angeles Lakers

Updated: 6/4/2024

Free Agents:

LeBron James, PO

Spencer Dinwiddie, UFA

Taurean Prince, UFA

Christian Wood, PO

Max Christie, RFA

Cam Reddish, PO

Jaxson Hayes, PO

2023-24 Season Overview:

The Lakers had a ridiculous run about a third of the way into the season during which they were brilliant, but they were average for the rest of the season. Regardless, LeBron James is still thriving and Anthony Davis is still a megastar. Austin Reaves and D’Angelo Russell had excellent seasons as well. There’s not much after those four to be too happy about, but the Lakers as a team have already proven they can have runs. Just a few small moves should make a difference for the Lakers. Their playoffs were disappointing to say the least, and they still need to find that third stud.


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Offseason Goals

The first task is pretty obvious; get LeBron James to re-sign. It will be a massive, massive deal, but it will likely only be for one or two seasons. Assuming the Lakers have LeBron James and Anthonys Davis, they are a relevant team, but the Lakers need to attempt to add talent where they can. They have no money to spend, but they could make a huge trade.

If the Lakers were to trade a first-round pick, Gabe Vincent and Rui Hachimura to the Bulls for Zach LaVine, that would grow their offense and give them a legit third option. The Lakers might have to add more salary to the deal, but it makes sense and would make them a big-time team in the Western Conference again. With no money, keeping the majority of their free agents and option guys is important. Also, they should go and get James’son, Bronny, from USC; why not? With their first-round pick at No. 17, the Lakers should hope they can get a big man like Zach Edey or Kel’el Ware because they need a second starting-caliber big man. Ware possesses double-double talent, can shoot, and has excellent rim-protection talent, so I like the fit.

Potential 2024-25 Roster

PG: D’Angelo Russell, Austin Reaves, Jalen Hood-Schifino

SG: Zach LaVine, Taurean Prince, Bronny James, Max Christie

SF: LeBron James, Cam Reddish

PF: Jarred Vanderbilt, Christian Wood, Maxwell Lewis

C: Anthony Davis, Jaxson Hayes, Kel’el Ware

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