The Lakers have been great over the last twelve years, going to the finals seven times and winning five of them.
Much of that success however, can be attributed to Phil Jackson’s unique and effective triangle offense. While effective, it did not necessitate a traditional point guard.
The Lakers have been operating without a premier point guard since Nick Van Exel left the organization in the nineties.
Today’s NBA has seen the return of several hall of fame caliber little men and the point guard position has enjoyed somewhat of a renaissance. With Jackson gone and Mike Brown instituting a different type of offense (one more traditional to the NBA), it’s time for the Lakers to find themselves a solid traditional point guard to lead them.
With that in mind this article will analyze which point guards will be available this offseason in free agency.