What else can the Los Angeles Lakers do in free agency? | SportsCenter

  • Published: 16 June 2019
  • NBA Front Office Insider Bobby Marks says that the Los Angeles Lakers can add a max contract player to their roster if the New Orleans Pelicans are willing to coordinate the timing with them. He also talks about where David Griffin and the Pelicans’ young core will stand after the trade and their presumed number one draft pick Zion Williamson and the changing perception of the Lakers around the league.

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  • Michael Wightman
    Michael Wightman  2 weeks back

    Lakers now just need KCP and Derrick Rose!

    • Jayden Cooper
      Jayden Cooper  4 weeks back

      The guy on the left in the thumbnail looks like old Zac Efron

      • Rafael Villa
        Rafael Villa  4 weeks back

        I will expect a championship back to LA right

        • Lil Dru Z
          Lil Dru Z  4 weeks back

          Sign Kyrie Irving, Trevor Ariza, Vince Carter

          • H DLT
            H DLT  4 weeks back

            How about who gives a shit about the fakers and focus on other teams...leBron knows who his daddy is Pop and Spurs gonna still own his ass next season also...got our young guns coming up Murray, White, and Lonnie

            • loc power
              loc power  4 weeks back

              As long as Laver balls mouth is in New Orleans I can say Lakers won the trade.

              • Alex K
                Alex K  4 weeks back


                • Riccardo B
                  Riccardo B  1 months back

                  trying to sign kyrie or D'angelo, if doesn't work get two good role players beverley at first, then get a good shooter jj or green and a couple of good min, favors? lopez?

                  • Michael Ukattah
                    Michael Ukattah  1 months back

                    Dlo and or Brogdon for 15 million a piece...Collison at the other guard...and Seth curry for the bench and maybe Jeremy lamb...mirotic and bring back Curruso and give that white boy we drafted last year some run....we might have to go into the luxury tax by 10 to 20 million but so what...we win if we can pull it off

                    • Michael Ukattah
                      Michael Ukattah  4 weeks back

                      @Stephen Dees 6th man of the year cat on Houston is paid 16 million...bench players don't get maxed out that's stupid...lou from the clippers multiple 6th man awards averaging 20 plus...never payed more than 16 mil bruh...Dlo might have a chance to get more than 15 but he's not getting anywhere near the max bruh stop it....

                    • Stephen Dees
                      Stephen Dees  4 weeks back

                      Dlo getting the max and the bucks matching that for brogdon. Brogdon getting more than 15 mil anyways.

                  • Cisco Lé
                    Cisco Lé  1 months back

                    Bruh why do people still think Kawahi going anywhere.. im 110% sure he’s staying in Toronto.. why go to the west ? The clippers are the clippers lol . The only guy I can see may go to clippers is Butler if he wants a max .. and they can get unwanted FA lol .

                    • Stephen Kennedy Jr.
                      Stephen Kennedy Jr.  1 months back

                      Patrick Beverly

                      • Cisco Lé
                        Cisco Lé  1 months back

                        Pg: Rondo
                        Sg: Reddick
                        Sf: Lebron
                        Pf: AD
                        C: B. Lopez

                        Seth Curry

                        • zion should refuse to play for pelicans #getoutNO

                          so bum lakers and labum need more after that christmas gift trade? are you kiddin me espn, the biggest labum fanboy ever!

                          • Victoria Joo
                            Victoria Joo  1 months back

                            Find the difference 😄😄😄😄😄😄😄😄😄😄😄😄😄😄😄😄😄😄😄😄😄😄😄😄😄😅😄😄😄😄😄😄😄😄😄😄😄😄😄😄😄😄😄😄😄😄😄😄😄

                            • Favio Robinson
                              Favio Robinson  1 months back

                              Lakers champions 2020

                              • Yasin Hassenbey
                                Yasin Hassenbey  1 months back

                                One injury it’s over for the lakers lol AD can’t lead a team and lebron is too old to do it alone bad trade in my opinion

                                • Carmen Valle
                                  Carmen Valle  1 months back

                                  Mcgee on vet min green korver on vet min

                                  • AC Medina
                                    AC Medina  1 months back

                                    Lonzo: Dad, where am I heading?
                                    Lavar: LA
                                    Lonzo: YES!
                                    Lavar: NO...
                                    Lonzo: What?
                                    Lavar: NOLA
                                    Lonzo; Oh

                                    • Too Real
                                      Too Real  1 months back

                                      Thing is Lakers trying to rush to a championship which is going to fuck them over at the end... reason why is lebron old ass is about out and that's who they trying to build the team around instead of building around a young upcoming player, like kuzma or Ingram... warriors didnt become great in a day, took them awhile... everybody just wanna pack all stars on one team... wack ass fuck... I personally think Ingram, kuzma and lonzo were a work in progress and had a chance.. Kobe didnt even start off his first 3 years doing good and look what happened.. neither did curry... but they going to do what want

                                      • Kellie Simpkins
                                        Kellie Simpkins  1 months back

                                        If LeBron gets zion he's prolly gonna trade him for a all star

                                        • Kellie Simpkins
                                          Kellie Simpkins  1 months back

                                          Pelicans would of had zion and anothny davis pelicans could not go to champion ship now

                                          • RustedRaccoon
                                            RustedRaccoon  1 months back

                                            Try this for thought..... AD plays one year and signs with Pelicans. Dynasty built by and around one man. AD will be the new King of the NBA

                                            • salma khairun nisa
                                              salma khairun nisa  1 months back

                                              In the thumbnail rob pelinka looks like gus from breaking bad

                                              • Mike Hunt
                                                Mike Hunt  1 months back

                                                I can't be the only one who thought of Rob Lowe in the thumbnail

                                                • Michael Fadrick
                                                  Michael Fadrick  1 months back

                                                  Real LeBron fans still not Lakers fans, all we want is LeBron to get 3 more rings

                                                  • IceBerg TV
                                                    IceBerg TV  1 months back

                                                    Pelicans trade 4th 1st rd pick for 2 2nd rd picks, pickup liangelo and lamelo ball.

                                                    • Low Down
                                                      Low Down  1 months back

                                                      Lavar Ball is always wrong this time he could be right thou about never winning A chip

                                                      • Rafael Cardone
                                                        Rafael Cardone  1 months back

                                                        bipolar us media was all "lakers dont have a good enough package to get AD" and now that they got AD they're "OMG lakers gave away TOO MUCH" lol

                                                        • Pointer Ryan
                                                          Pointer Ryan  1 months back

                                                          Lonzo ball, get him back hah

                                                          • Grover Marchand
                                                            Grover Marchand  1 months back

                                                            The blood clot must die!

                                                            • Tunechi Da GOAT
                                                              Tunechi Da GOAT  1 months back

                                                              Kemba and JJ Reddick next 😎

                                                              • Sword Weaver
                                                                Sword Weaver  1 months back

                                                                Lebron and AD, Lakers need to look at getting Saffron Johnson now to be complete.

                                                                • 1984chupacabra
                                                                  1984chupacabra  1 months back

                                                                  Love the hot-take on Ball, "Good young starter with the potential to be an all-star." XD

                                                                  • x rated
                                                                    x rated  1 months back

                                                                    Was hoping they could keep hart

                                                                    • arnel villapando
                                                                      arnel villapando  1 months back

                                                                      DeMarcus Cousins, Golden State
                                                                      Position: Center

                                                                      Age: 29
                                                                      Height: 6-11
                                                                      2018-19 stats: 16.3 points, 8.3 rebounds, 3.6 assists
                                                                      2018-19 salary: $5.3 million
                                                                      2018-19 PER: 21.4
                                                                      Career PER: 22.4

                                                                      Brook Lopez, Milwaukee
                                                                      Position: Center

                                                                      Age: 31
                                                                      Height: 7-0
                                                                      2018-19 stats: 12.5 points, 4.9 rebounds, 2.2 blocks
                                                                      2018-19 salary: $3.3 million
                                                                      2018-19 PER: 14.6
                                                                      Career PER: 19.9

                                                                      POWER FORWARD
                                                                      Nikola Mirotic, Milwaukee
                                                                      Position: Power forward

                                                                      Age: 28
                                                                      Height: 6-10
                                                                      2018-19 stats: 15.2 points, 7.4 rebounds, 1.2 assists
                                                                      2018-19 salary: $12.5 million
                                                                      2018-19 PER: 17.2
                                                                      Career PER: 16.7

                                                                      Marcus Morris, Boston
                                                                      Position: Power forward

                                                                      Age: 30
                                                                      Height: 6-9
                                                                      2018-19 stats: 13.9 points, 6.1 rebounds, 1.5 assists
                                                                      2018-19 salary: $5.3 million
                                                                      2018-19 PER: 14.2
                                                                      Career PER: 13.2

                                                                      SMALL FORWARD
                                                                      Bojan Bogdanovic, Indiana
                                                                      Position: Small forward

                                                                      Age: 30
                                                                      Height: 6-8
                                                                      2018-19 stats: 18.0 points, 4.1 rebounds, 2.0 assists
                                                                      2018-19 salary: $10.5 million
                                                                      2018-19 PER: 16.1
                                                                      Career PER: 13.4

                                                                      SHOOTING GUARD
                                                                      Jeremy Lamb, Charlotte
                                                                      Position: Shooting guard

                                                                      Age: 27
                                                                      Height: 6-5
                                                                      2018-19 stats: 15.3 points, 5.5 rebounds, 2.2 assists
                                                                      2018-19 salary: $7 million
                                                                      2018-19 PER: 17.3
                                                                      Career PER: 16.1

                                                                      POINT GUARD
                                                                      Patrick Beverley, Los Angeles Clippers
                                                                      Position: Point guard

                                                                      Age: 31
                                                                      Height: 6-1
                                                                      2018-19 stats: 7.6 points, 5.0 rebounds, 0.9 steals
                                                                      2018-19 salary: $5 million
                                                                      2018-19 PER: 11.8
                                                                      Career PER: 12.5

                                                                      Malcolm Brogdon, Milwaukee (restricted)
                                                                      Position: Point guard
                                                                      Age: 26

                                                                      Height: 6-5

                                                                      2018-19 stats: 15.6 points, 3.2 assists, 0.7 steals

                                                                      2018-19 salary: $1.5 million

                                                                      2018-19 PER: 17.8

                                                                      Career PER: 15.7

                                                                      Rajon Rondo, Los Angeles Lakers
                                                                      Position: Point guard

                                                                      Age: 33
                                                                      Height: 6-1
                                                                      2018-19 stats: 9.2 points, 8.0 assists, 1.2 steals
                                                                      2018-19 salary: $9 million
                                                                      2018-19 PER: 12.1
                                                                      Career PER: 16.2

                                                                      • Changitto
                                                                        Changitto  1 months back

                                                                        LakersNation now gotta sign Melo at the Vet min!! 🍌👬

                                                                        • Jeff Brigman
                                                                          Jeff Brigman  1 months back

                                                                          Who the son sets free is free indeed Jesus said you will know the truth will set you free, from sin and eternal separation from God. And faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God 👣❤️📖📖📖

                                                                          • Elijah Moss
                                                                            Elijah Moss  1 months back

                                                                            Lakers need a better bench and a starting one and two gaurd

                                                                            • Sultan Mabini
                                                                              Sultan Mabini  1 months back

                                                                              Magic did not do shit last season. He just got lebron thats it. Raptors gm has more balls and bigger

                                                                              • Benji And jeyjey
                                                                                Benji And jeyjey  1 months back

                                                                                Omagad omagad omagad!! It was at 999k views from where the thumbnail was and I clicked and I’m now the 1mil view!!

                                                                                • Stu Pedasso
                                                                                  Stu Pedasso  1 months back

                                                                                  Pelicans have to be shaking their heads...if they would have accepted Magic's midseason offer they would have gotten Kuzma plus more players. Draft picks mean 2-3 years of on the job training. Lakers hiring assasins to rule the league today. Go Lakers!

                                                                                  • Eric Lee
                                                                                    Eric Lee  1 months back

                                                                                    Couldn’t the Lakers sign KCP to a 3 mill one year deal with the understand that next offseason they will make up for it? Most players would never ever consider trusting a team that much but because of the situation the Lakers are in they would have to honor the deal because if they don’t it would anger Klutch sports and cost them AD re-signing. KCP is worth about 9 mill per year. So let’s say they agree for him to sign a 1 year deal at 3 mill and then next offseason pay the remaining 24 million over 2 years. At that point the Lakers fan go over the cap without it hurting them because they’re ill be over no matter what. They also have Bullocks Bird rights at 4 mill. He too is worth about 9 mill per year. So they would get two guys worth a combined 18 million for only 7 million against the cap. That would leave 18 million left over. Which could go to Bogdanovic. That would be three guys all of which are clearly above average defensively and combined shoot nearly 40 percent from three. I’m not sure if what I brought up is legal or not but if it is that would be awesome

                                                                                    • ThotLauncher
                                                                                      ThotLauncher  1 months back

                                                                                      WE STILL HAVE THE GOAT CARUSSO 🐐

                                                                                      • Dustyment
                                                                                        Dustyment  1 months back

                                                                                        Sign my nigga Kyrie

                                                                                        • Kage Ballard
                                                                                          Kage Ballard  1 months back

                                                                                          i hope somehow the pelicans get rj

                                                                                          • Ð. McGhee Spittin ßarz
                                                                                            Ð. McGhee Spittin ßarz  1 months back

                                                                                            ME TOOOOOOOOOOO That would be B.I. , "BEASTMODE" Zion , and the most SOLID NBA ready player in this draft RJ Barret which reminds me of T Mac to go along with Frank the Tank Jackson and the MF BEAST everyone has forgotten abt mr. Jahlil Okafor ........... try to trade one of those other 1st round picks and snatch Killa Cam Reddish or make some moves/trades to grab Kyrie Irving , Jaysun Tatum , Luke Kennard , Marvin Bagley , Grayson Allen , Rodney Hood , Seth Curry , Quin Cook , Jabari Parker , Harry Giles , Wendell Carter , Gary Trent jr. , Justice Winslow , Tyus Jones , Austin Rivers , Semi Ojeleye , or one of my Favorite Duke players of all time just because of his HARD WORK , dedication to Duke and his willingness to stay all 4 years and improve every year and be a prime example of what you can become by trusting coach K and the program Mr. HARDWORK himself Amile Jefferson. Then we can have Duke's NBA team lol. if you cant tell im a Duke fan lol. What if a NBA team could somehow acquire all of these players , do you guys think that team would be any good if they could? reply guys and LMK what yall think of my all DUKE squad lol..........

                                                                                        • Dee34th
                                                                                          Dee34th  1 months back

                                                                                          They gonna get chris paul and Jimmy Butler watch.

                                                                                          • Tangina Moh
                                                                                            Tangina Moh  1 months back

                                                                                            Media:. The Lakers are the next champs.

                                                                                            Kawhi:. (looks bored, yawns) Laughs uncontrollably.

                                                                                            • Tangina Moh
                                                                                              Tangina Moh  1 months back

                                                                                              Lakers need to trade for Patrick McCaw, he's a good luck charm and a future hall of famer. Winning a chip next season makes him the only player in history to win 4 chips in his first 4 years in the league. Bam!