LeBron James Rob Pelinka Lakers
LeBron James Rob Pelinka Lakers Source: SBNation

Los Angeles Lakers have retained the players they wanted to. Clearly, Rob Pelinka, the Laker’s General Manager, impressed everybody with the perfect execution of the plans for the offseason. For no players, would they want to let Austin Reaves go? He has become a fan favorite after his wonderful consistency throughout the last season. After the 2022-23 season, Reaves was a restricted free agent. However, the Lakers Nation had faith in their front office about doing the right thing to re-sign AR. That’s what the Lakers’ front office did. They re-signed Austin Reaves for a four-year contract worth $56 million.

Rob Pelinka also ensured the Lakers had big players on their reserve bench. That’s why on Day 1 of the Free agency, they re-signed Rui Hachimura for a three-year contract worth $51 million. But the concern was regarding D’Angelo Russell and his unrestricted free agency. However, Rob Pelinka ensured D’Lo stayed with the LA side for another couple of years with a deal worth $37 million. After securing the trio of promising talents, the Lakers acquired some more quality players like Gabe Vincent, Cam Reddish, and Taurean Prince. However, Lakers Faithful has been afraid of retirement news from none other than LeBron James. And to address the same, the Lakers’ GM himself expressed excitement about the King’s return after his Instagram post.


Rob Pelinka Is Happy To See LeBron James Showing Love To All His Teammates

Rob Pelinka LeBron James Lakers
Rob Pelinka LeBron James Lakers Source: SBNation

Surprisingly enough, LeBron James recently praised the front office for their activities in the free agency and the offseason. He also welcomed all the new players on the roster of the Lakers on his Instagram story. It showed King James’ genuine concern for his team. But the rumor surrounding his possible retirement was a concern for the Lakers Nation. It is true that the 38-year-old NBA great had all the reasons to be upset after the humiliating loss in the Western Conference Finals. But he showed everybody that the King has still got what it takes to win championships. Even in the WCF, James had a 40+ points game. Hence, James can still go a long way as a professional basketball player.

On the other hand, GM Rob Pelinka explained that they give LeBron James complete freedom to make any decision on his career. But he expressed his excitement to see King James giving love to his teammates. And it shows that the 38-year-old James is getting ready for the new season. Pelinka is sure a smart man who never tries to speak on behalf of LeBron James. That’s something James truly appreciates. But not just him, though, as almost everybody is talking about the Lakers being the winners of the 2023 Free Agency.

Skip Bayless Praises Feels Lakers Have A Good Shot Of Winning The Title Next Year

Skip Bayless
Skip Bayless Source: Front Office Sports

The Undisputed show host, Skip Bayless, also believes that the Lakers have a good chance in the 2023-24 season after their performance in the free agency. On The Skip Bayless Show, the host mentioned that he gives a legit shot to the Lakers of winning the championship next year. Bayless even asserted that Rob Pelinka deserved the Executive of the Year last season after miraculously getting rid of Russell Westbrook and bringing balance to the roster.