Los Angeles Lakers: Building the ideal rotation with LeBron James

BOSTON, MA - MAY 27: LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers reacts in the second half against the Boston Celtics during Game Seven of the 2018 NBA Eastern Conference Finals at TD Garden on May 27, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - MAY 27: LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers reacts in the second half against the Boston Celtics during Game Seven of the 2018 NBA Eastern Conference Finals at TD Garden on May 27, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images) /
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(Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images) – Los Angeles Lakers
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The Los Angeles Lakers’ summer has been headlined by signing LeBron James. However, the team as a whole looks drastically different.

The Los Angeles Lakers are arguably the most changed team of the 2018 NBA offseason. Not only did the Los Angeles Lakers win the LeBron James sweepstakes, they have made a slew of other moves that have changed the entire outlook of the team from last season.

The Lakers have brought in Lance Stephenson, JaVale McGee and Rajon Rondo to provide a veteran presence off the bench for LA. What makes these deals tolerable is the fact that each one is a one-year deal. Los Angeles is obviously planning for something big next offseason as well.

Magic Johnson and Rob Pelinka also brought back Kentavious Caldwell-Pope on a one-year, $12 million contract. Caldwell-Pope likely got the one-year deal and nice payday due to being a Klutch Sports Group client; which is the same agency that LeBron is represented by.

With Julius Randle signing with the New Orleans Pelicans, the team’s young core took a slight hit. However, no fan is going to complain about LeBron James replacing Julius Randle. That would be absurd.

With all of these changes, the Lakers’ true rotation next season is still up for question. Many different people have proposed different rotations that the Lakers should run. We, of course, also have an input in the matter.

With that being said, let’s take a look at the rotation we think best suits the Los Angeles Lakers next season.