There are two unfilled spaces on the Los Angeles Lakers on their regular 15-player roster, but rumors suggest that LA is looking to add a veteran big man in two unfilled spaces on the Los Angeles Lakers.
Looking to Add a Veteran Big Man in Two Unfilled Spaces on the Los Angeles Lakers
Veteran combo forward Kelly Oubre Jr. appears to be the odd man out. Oubre average 20.3 points, 5.2 rebounds, 1.4 steals and 1.1 assists game last season so Oubre with LA would significantly regress if he filled the one of the two unfilled spaces on the Los Angeles Lakers. According to all rumors the Lakers intend to utilize that spot on a different backup big man and Pelinka affirmed as much when he spoke to the media in Las Vegas. To complete their current rotation the two unfilled spaces on the Los Angeles Lakers are seeking not just a big man but a particular kind of big man.
This offseason the Los Angeles Lakers have done a good job of balancing conflicting needs. The nucleus of the squad from the previous season was Rob Pelinka’s declared objective and he has succeeded in doing so thanks to new contracts for D’Angelo Russell, Austin Reavesb and Rui Hachimura. The Lakers must also make changes if they are to take the next step toward winning their 18th title as evidenced by the Western Conference sweep they suffered at the hands of the Denver Nuggets. The Lakers currently have 13 players under contract for the next year. According to reports, they intend to sign a 14th amendment but not a 15th. There is currently only one roster place in the two unfilled spaces on the Los Angeles Lakers that needs to be filled since keeping one open spot will allow the Lakers a little bit more flexibility in trades and on the buyout market.