After the Los Angeles Lakers acquired forward Rui Hachimura on Monday, everyone seems to be questioning if they might make one other transfer in an try and contend for an additional NBA championship straight away.
Many have felt Los Angeles can be out there for an additional frontcourt participant. The participant most frequently linked to them lately is Bojan Bogdanovic, a 3-point bomber who’s at the moment with the Detroit Pistons. Nevertheless, the Pistons’ asking value for him is probably going too excessive for the Lakers to tug the set off.
An alternative choice the staff has, in accordance with Brian Windhorst, is to upgrade its backcourt as a substitute. If it goes that route, it might both decide to amass a ball-handling guard or somebody who’s extra of a wing who can play the two and the three.
With regards to the latter possibility, Caris LeVert might be a commerce goal for the Lakers.
“To date everybody from the Pistons to the [Charlotte] Hornets to [Los Angeles] Clippers and [Utah] Jazz has expressed an curiosity in LeVert,” Sam Amico of Hoops Wire reported. “And sure, even the Lakers have kicked across the thought of a LeVert commerce of their scanning of rival rosters of their seek for extra assist, sources advised Hoops Wire. (The truth is, it’s been mentioned that LeVert is a favourite of LeBron James.)”
LeVert is a seven-year veteran who at the moment performs for the Cleveland Cavaliers. He has been out and in of their beginning lineup, and the Cavs are out there for a dependable starting-caliber participant on the 3.
He stands 6-foot-6 and has at all times been a potent scorer and secondary playmaker, however effectivity has at all times been a difficulty with him. He has by no means shot over 45.0 % from the sector for a complete season, and his 3-point accuracy has at all times fluctuated.
Whereas he’s capturing lights-out from downtown this month, he struggled from that distance all through November and December.
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