Los Angeles is a popular destination for many players, especially those who are headed toward the end of their careers and looking to get a championship. The Lakers need to add talent that is ready to play—not players who need to develop. Kobe only has so many years left to get a championship and wants to make it happen.
The tough part is that the Lakers are very short on cash. They're looking to make some moves right now to unload some payroll, and what they're able to do before June 30th will affect which free agents they look at. But as of right now, there are some that should be on their radar.
These are players who are still good, but way overpriced. At some point, you have to know what you're worth, and these players know they aren't worth the money. They also have no championship rings. With these things in mind, here are five players who might be willing to take a pay cut to play with the Lakers.