The Los Angeles Lakers have immense depth and balance in their current roster. Last season, they suffered a lot because of the lack of balance in the beginning. But in the midseason, the front office made some brilliant changes. Moreover, these changes led to newfound depth and balance in the team. Finally, they were able to make the postseason, to everybody’s surprise. Not only that, but Darvin Ham’s side went as deep as the conference finals last season. Clearly, the 17-time champions have been lucky to find the balance the previous season.
After keeping the core together, the Lakers signed new players this offseason, like Cam Reddish, Taurean Prince, and Gabe Vincent. Moreover, they have youthful energy like Christie along with Jalen Hood-Schifino and Jaxson Hayes. Hence, they look like a pretty solid roster for the next season. Currently, they are heading toward the training camp. Only a few days to go before the camp starts. Meanwhile, the Lakers still have a place open in their roster. It has been a debate over who’s the ideal choice for the last place in the Laker’s roster.
Reggie Bullock Can Be A Great Option For The Lakers To Increase Depth In Their Roster
Moreover, Rob Pelinka and Co. just can’t sign anybody for the final spot. It must make sense for the LA side. But the Lakers must thank the San Antonio Spurs for making a perfect free-agent option available for them to grab. According to The Athletic’s Shams Charania, Veteran Wing Reggie Bullock has agreed with San Antonio Spurs for a contract buyout. Hence, Reggie Bullock can enter free agency, where many title contenders will try to sign him. The biggest strength of Reggie Bullock is his three-point shooting. Hence, any team will be lucky to have a player like that in their respective rosters.
Moreover, the LA Lakers have a much need for such a shooting guard. The only true shooting guards the Lakers have are Austin Reaves and Max Christie. Hence, Rob Pelinka and Darvin Ham must be looking for a player like Reggie Bullock. However, Reggie was the same guy who the Lakers traded back in 2019. Last season, Bullock shot 38 percent from beyond the arc. He shot 38.4% three-pointers. Hence, Reggie Bullock might not take much time to qualify as a shooter on the LA roster.
The LA Side Successfully Kept The Core Together
Prior to the current offseason, the Lakers had the main goal to keep the core together. That’s what they so successfully were able to do. Austin Reaves, Rui Hachimura, and D’Angelo Russell were heading toward free agency. But Rob Pelinka was brilliant in resigning them within their limited cap space. Moreover, the top two stars, LeBron James and Anthony Davis, will keep leading the team together for at least another season.
In August, the Lakers extended the eight-time All-Star’s contract for another three years. AD’s contract extension is worth $186 million. On top of that, shooting guard Max Christie has been a part of the Lakers since 2022. Moreover, Jarred Vanderbilt joined the Lakers with D’Lo Russell in the last midseason.