1. This team is built to add Anthony Davis
The Los Angeles Lakers have been connected to other superstars as well. Stars such as Klay Thompson, Jimmy Butler and Kawhi Leonard have all had their fair share of time in the Lakers rumors spotlight.
The only problem is, while signing any of those guys would make the team better, it would force the Lakers to make some sort of change.
Adding Thompson would mean keeping Josh Hart out of the lineup, which is not a huge change, so Thompson can slide in. However, both Leonard and Butler would either have to play the two or have Brandon Ingram play the two instead of a natural shooting guard.
Granted, the NBA is heading into a positionless league but it would still take some shimming of the roster. Making those adjustments is just fine, but if you think about it, the team is giving us signs of their plans.
The Los Angeles Lakers really have no long-term plan at center. JaVale McGee is under contract for one year and youngster Ivica Zubac is not a starting caliber center. Moritz Wagner has promise as well but has no professional basketball experience yet.
The team is not going to put the center position of a title-contending team in an unproven rookie’s hands.
That long-term answer is Anthony Davis.