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

Los Angeles Lakers must maintain balance in their roster for the upcoming seasons to secure some fruitful results in the near future. The upcoming season will depend on the gaps they won’t have to fill. The 17-time champions must learn a lot from the previous season. They did not have any balance at the start, but the February trades before the deadline brought a new culture to the team. The February trades were clearly successful, as they helped the team reach the conference finals. Hence, the fans want the franchise to stick to as many players from the traded lineups as possible.

But the Lakers’ cap space issue is causing serious concerns for the upcoming roster. On top of that, many players will become free agents this offseason. Hence, it may not be possible to re-sign each and every one of them. However, the front office will try to maintain balance in the roster. They also have a few players on their radar, including Indiana Pacers’ Myles Turner and Buddy Hield, who have a chance to sign with the Lakers.


Lakers Planning To Sign Myles Turner And Buddy Hield From Pacers

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Myles Turner Buddy Hield Brooklyn Nets Source: Lakers Daily

The link between the Lakers and the two Indiana Pacers players in offseasons has been going on for three years in a row. But this time, the Lakers Faithful are optimistic about bringing them to LA this time. As a fan twitted, “Third time is the charm.” However, it won’t be a cheap deal to sign the star Pacers duo. Hence, the Lakers are ready with an exciting package that contains Malik Beasley and Mo Bamba, along with the 17th Overall Pick. Moreover, The Athletic’s Jovan Buha mentioned that the Lakers are focusing on the trade market before the NBA draft on Thursday. But the exciting package that the Lakers are trying to offer must be enough to acquire a few star-quality players.

However, the LA franchise is not pinning all its hopes on Turner and Hield. Other players that the Lakers have their eyes on are the Brooklyn Nets duo Dorrian Finney-Smith and Royce O’Neal. The Lakers can also try to buy Gary Trent Jr. from the Toronto Raptors. Moreover, Kristaps Portzinigs is also a viable option for the LA franchise to sign in. At first, Portzinigs hoped to move from Washington Wizards to Boston Celtics, but that trade fell apart in the end. Hence, the Lakers still have time to ponder about the Wizards star.

Fans Trust Pelinka To Get The Team Ready For Its 18th Title

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Rob Pelinka Lakers Source: Sportsnet

Moreover, the excitement of the Lakers fans is skyrocketing as the players linked with the franchise are heading to the NBA draft. The fans are optimistic about signing Turner and Hield this time. Moreover, some fans feel if the Lakers manage to keep Austin Reaves and Rui Hachimura and then come Turner and Hield, the team will have a better chance to win the title than ever. The fans trust their General Manager, Rob Pelinka, to make the right choice. Moreover, some fans are predicting the 18th championship. As they feel if the LA side get Chris Paul and Kyrie Irving decides to get a paycut, then the team would be unstoppable.