Numerous players for the Los Angeles Lakers will become free agents at season’s end, which means the front office must assess who should remain on board.
The Lake Show has positioned itself to have roughly $26 million in cap space to make a run at a superstar this offseason, but Mitch Kupchak still has a team to build. Only Kobe Bryant, Steve Nash and Robert Sacre have guaranteed deals for 2014-15.
Thus, there are pieces that must be re-signed in order to field a competitive team. It’s worth noting that we do not know which free agents the Lakers will lure in.
Consequently, we cannot as of yet determine whether or not the current L.A. players will fit in with the new core. Nonetheless, the Lakers will need quality rotation guys at an affordable price.
One last thing, the assumption here is that Mike D’Antoni will be the head coach of the team, which means that players who fit his system will likely warrant more attention than those that do not.