When Carmelo Anthony announced he was going to re-sign with the New York Knicks in free agency, it was clear to the Los Angeles Lakers that 2014 would not be the offseason in which we see a drastic turnaround.
“We always felt like it was a longshot,” Mitch Kupchak said of a potential Anthony signing, via Bill Oram from the Orange County Register. “We gave it our best shot and we’re happy to accomplish what we did and we still have more work to do.”
With 2015 looking like a prime opportunity to target a franchise player, the "work" Kupchak is referencing will come in the form of finding Plan B's and C's this summer. There are a few big names left on the market, but fans in L.A. should expect modest signings as part of a much grander plan next offseason.