Lakers- Gabe Vincent

Los Angeles Lakers are keen on building a championship-winning team as they want to push for another title glory. It has been a while since the team won a championship. The last time the Lakers won was back in 2019-20 when the duo of Anthony Davis and LeBron James helped the Purple and gold army win their 17th title.

But it has been as many as three years, and the Lakers Nation is looking for their 18th title. But the fans and many experts feel that they have already got a championship-winning roster this time. Apparently, fans are delighted after the inclusion of Gabe Vincent from the Miami Heat. Many experts and fans believe that Vincent can make a lot of difference by playing the supporting role.


Can Gabe Vincent Help The Lakers Win Next Year?

Gabe Vincent Miami Heat To Los Angeles Lakers
Gabe Vincent Heat To Lakers Source: BVM Sports

After a question mark on D’Angelo Russell, the Lakers were looking for a solid point guard. Later, Vincent came from Miami to join the LA side for a 3-year deal worth $33 million. This guard helped the Heat reach the finals after winning an exciting Eastern Conference showdown. Evidently, Gabe Vincent had an amazing career so far. There was a time when nobody drafted him. Later, he joined the Heat and became a starting point guard for an exciting season. Now, he joined the Lakers. Many experts and fans are praising the front office’s performance in the offseason. But they have special praise for Rob Pelinka because they acquired Vincent from the Heat.

Many believe he is the guy who was missing from the backcourt of the Lakers. One NBA executive even compared him to Mario Chalmers. He mentioned, “Gabe Vincent is a good defender. He can make the right choice. If he needs to shoot the ball or pass the ball.” He can be a good fit opposite LeBron James and Anthony Davis. He is relentless as well as selfless. Hence, he can provide quality support to those two ball-dominant players and help the defense as well. According to Jovan Buha of The Athletic, Vincent also wanted to join the Lakers to win championships.

Darvin Ham Believes They Have Got A Championship-Winning Roster

Rob Pelinka Darvin Ham Lakers
Rob Pelinka Darvin Ham Lakers Source: Los Angeles Times

The LA side’s coach believes that the team looks ready and will surely push to win their 18th championship next season. Darvin Ham asserted that they have a roster that can accomplish the goal of winning a title. The Lakers’ believe in the idea of keeping the core together. That’s what they have been more or less successful in doing, even with weaker cap space.

The Los Angeles Lakers and Boston Celtics are the equally most successful teams in NBA history. Both teams won 17 times. But the Lakers would like to get to the 18th before the Celtics. Moreover, after a miraculous turnaround in the 2022-23 season, the LA fans hope to go a step higher and win the final next year. The good news for the fans is that Rob Pelinka has done a spectacular job retaining Austin Reaves, Rui Hachimura, D’Angelo Russell and also acquiring Gabe Vincent, Cam Reddish and, Taurean Prince, and so on. Currently, they are looking for a center who can play alongside Anthony Davis to take some pressure off him as their 14th member.