The Los Angeles Lakers headed into the NBA offseason with the goal of keeping their roster relatively intact, as Rob Pelinka and company believed they were able to put together the right pieces to play alongside superstar forwards LeBron James and Anthony Davis.
For the most part, the Lakers accomplished their goal this summer, with every important player that hit free agency getting retained, including veteran guard D’Angelo Russell.
However, along with re-signing Austin Reaves, Rui Hachimura, and Russell, the Lakers also brought in some key pieces, like Gabe Vincent, Taurean Prince, Jaxson Hayes, and Cam Reddish.
With so many talented players that could start for a lot of different teams in the league, it’ll be interesting to see how Darvin Ham and company balance things out in order to put together a legitimate NBA title contender.
Russell, who could be in danger of losing his starting job to Vincent, recently made an appearance on the “Pat Bev Podcast” to talk about his team and where he sees things going next season.
Russell believes that if everyone on the Lakers’ new-look roster buys in and is on the same page in terms of “right play, right mentality type of energy,” the sky is the limit for this team during the 2023-24 NBA season.
With so many players that can play at a high level, the Lakers could make a run at another title, but it will likely be a battle of egos and players willing to sacrifice for the team’s betterment.
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