Los Angeles Lakers: Four-step guide for LeBron James-Paul George team

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4. Sign Seth Curry, Nerlens Noel and Rajon Rondo

The Los Angeles Lakers, even after all of these moves, are going to need to add role players to the roster. In trading Josh Hart, the Lakers’ backcourt would consist of Lonzo Ball, Paul George and Tyler Ennis. Two more guys are needed there. In using Randle as the primary center, the Lakers should look to improve on the bench pieces of Thomas Bryant and Ivica Zubac.

Thus, three names emerge as the best fits for the Lakers, all three having their own specialties and reasons to come to Los Angeles. The Lakers can also sign all three for the remaining $6.8-12.8 million. If they need to slightly go over, they have Randle’s Bird Rights to lean on.

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Starting in alphabetical order, Seth Curry makes sense for the Lakers from three-point land. Curry would serve as the backup shooting guard, coming in when Paul George needs to sit or when George moves to the three and Brandon Ingram needs to sit.

Missing all of last season is a concern, but is also makes Curry’s asking price lower. Curry likely would sign for somewhere around $3.5-$4 million for one year, which is more than worth it for someone that shoots 43.2 percent from beyond the arc.

There is also Nerlens Noel, who has been linked to the Los Angeles Lakers are being a potential running mate alongside LeBron James on the Lakers.

Coming off of injury, Noel is going to be a cheaper option and will serve as the primary big man off of the bench. If he excels, it may lead to an even minute split with Randle as well as him potentially starting against larger teams. Regardless, he is a better all-around option than Zubac and Bryant.

Rajon Rondo would obviously serve as the primary back up to Lonzo Ball and would give the second unit a very similar look to Ball. Ball looks like a younger Rajon Rondo and can learn with Rondo playing behind him.

Rondo would sign a similar deal to last season, which was for $3.3 million. His veteran experience would be great for the Lakers and his playoff tenacity is huge for someone like LeBron James.

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By finishing the offseason with these three one-year deals, the Lakers create a scary rotation. Lonzo Ball, Paul George, Brandon Ingram, LeBron James, Julius Randle, Nerlens Noel, Kyle Kuzma, Rajon Rondo and Seth Curry. That is a championship-caliber team.