After the official signing with Bradley, the Lakers currently have one official spot left on the 15-man roster.
Are there other high-quality players in the free market?
Korver is one of the most mentioned by the media and fans. Korver has just been waived. After the clarification period, he can sign with any team, including the Lakers. Korver played with James in the Cavaliers, and when Korver joined the Cavaliers, he was still James’s designated shooter. Although he did not win the championship with James, Korver helped James a lot. .
Korver was a knight One of the team’s strongest shooters. During the three seasons with James, Korver’s three-pointers hit 48.5%, 43.6%, and 46.3% respectively. After leaving James, he went to the Jazz and made three-pointers. The rate dropped to 38.4%. It can be seen that if James is willing to cooperate with Korver, Korver will inevitably want it. It's just that Korver is a little older, and the threat on the offensive end may be very strong., Defense and movement are a problem, it depends on how the Lakers choose.
As a member of Banana Boat, Anthony has been mentioned many times about the possibility of cooperating with James. James said it last season, but because Anthony is a brother, he will ask the Lakers to sign Anthony forcibly, and everything will follow the team's arrangements. So what is Anthony for the Lakers?
With Anthony’s performance in the Thunder and Rockets, he There is only one advantage point, and that is three-point shooting. Don’t talk about it. Although Anthony is a ball-handler, his three-point shooting ability and mid-to-long distance dry drawing ability are not weaker than shooters. If Anthony is used as a pitcher, he can barely stand in the NBA. But wanting to let him play with the ball and let him defend is a bit unreliable. At least in the Lakers, there is no place for him to play with the ball in the high or low post.
Stephenson has not signed with other teams yet. As far as last season is concerned, the performance of the junior is not bad, as a role player, he has completed his job.It's just that he seems to be a little unhappy with the Lakers management. At least he once posted a photo of the Pacers during the regular season on social networks. It can be seen that he is a bit dissatisfied with the Lakers, just dare not to be angry. Dare to speak, express it in a tactful way.
The junior's ability is there. He can play and hold the ball, catch the ball and jump shots, break through the ball, play the role of James at critical moments, open singles, and break through to create opportunities. But he has few opportunities. Why is he capable but not many opportunities? It can be understood that his play heart is too great. If a player does not follow the arrangements of the coach, he will behave according to his own ideas on the court, unless he is a superstar. , Otherwise you will only be pressed on the bench. Unfortunately, Junior Brother is not a superstar, but he still likes to play.
Who is more suitable The Lakers lineup? Let's take a look at the various positions of the Lakers lineup.
The guards are already overcrowded, Rondo, Bradley, Pope, Danny Green, Caruso, Tucker, Cook, Daniels. As a rookie, Tucker may not get playing time, butIt is because James plays point guard, so Rondo, Pope, Bradley, and Danny Green have basically occupied all the guard positions of the Lakers in regular time. Cook and Daniels and Caruso basically They all belong to the kind that can't play the ball, so if Korver still comes to get a kick at this time, I'm afraid there are not so many positions.
Similarly, except for Anthony's useful shooting, the Lakers have no other place to use him. It's impossible to give Anthony the time when Thick Eyebrow and Kuzma are in the low post, right? Even Cousins may rarely have such an opportunity, so where is Anthony's turn? Kuzma's defense is bad enough. If you add an Anthony, if you meet the Clippers and the Warriors take the Gemini, the Lakers won't be able to play.
The juniors are these three The best choice among them. Because the Lakers originally had only James a standard small forward on the team, they have now been sent to the number one position. Even if the junior can't start, it is very useful in the bench. Rondo can organize the game, nothing wrong, but Rondo’s offense is really bad, Cousins’sThe offensive ability declines. At this time, there needs to be a point of attack with the ball. You can't give this task to Kuzma or Pope, right? Junior is now the best offensive point of the Lakers team except James, there is no one!
Of course, if the Lakers can persuade the Grizzlies to lay off Iguodala, then the above three people don't have to think about it, and go crazy for Iguodala!