The Los Angeles Lakers are currently in ninth place in the Western Conference and they are quickly sliding down in the rankings to almost be out of the NBA’s play-in game top 10 spots. At the trade deadline the Lakers surprisingly made no moves to improve their roster so there is little they can do this year. However, some things below are what they can do to improve their roster now and for next season.
This is their last chance to get a good player to add to their roster for the rest of the year. If John Wall is eventually bought out by the Rockets he could be an upgrade from Russell Westbrook or Gary Harris from the Magic would add another Malik Monk type of player to this team.
Westbrook Sixth Man
Lebron James is going to have the ball in his hands a lot. When he is off of the floor Westbrook is a lot more effective. So why not bring Westbrook off the bench to add energy and to play more without Lebron? It makes sense and the Lakers may try this at some point this year.
Trade Anthony Davis
One of the reasons why the Lakers can’t build chemistry to win with this roster is because Anthony Davis is constantly missing long stretches of games seemingly every month. The Lakers potentially could get a group of good young players for him such as Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Darius Bazely, and Lou Dort from OKC. This will have to be done in the offseason though as the trade deadline has already passed.
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