3 Former LeBron James Teammates Lakers Should Bring in for A Reunion This Offseason

LeBron James needs all the help he can get to bring another championship to Los Angeles. With that in mind, the Lakers should consider targeting three of the 39-year-old's former teammates.
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3. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, SF/SG

Kuzma wasn't the only beloved Laker who was sent to the Wizards in the Westbrook trade. Los Angeles also shipped off Kentvaious Caldwell-Pope to Washington and has failed at finding proper role players to replace him ever since.

Now that KCP could potentially decline his $15.4 million player option to cash in on a weak free agency class, the Lakers should explore if he's willing to return.

Caldwell-Pope is the perfect supporting player to address the Lakers' depth issues. Not only is he one of the league's best wing defenders, but he's also a talented shooter who's averaged at least 1.6 threes made with a 40.6% success rate in three of the last four seasons.

He also helped the Denver Nuggets win the 2023 NBA Championship, adding to the big-stage experience accrued during his Los Angeles stint.

Considering how badly last year's roster lacked consistent shooters since his departure, trying to reunite with Caldwell-Pope makes a ton of sense — whether that's via free agency or a sign-and-trade situation. He checks off numerous boxes (defense, three-point shooting, championship pedigree, etc.) that would help bring the Lakers closer to another championship run.

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