It's insane how the Lakers were atrocious last season, and now they lead the National Basketball Association title odds. However, because of Anthony Davis' trade kicker, the team does not have such funds.
The question now becomes how do the Lakers fill out the rest of the roster in the summer and free agency.
Rachel Nichols shared the quote from Pippen on Twitter, where the National Basketball Association legend stated that the Lakers have a "great opportunity" to win a championship with Davis and James. Kyle Kuzma and LeBron James are the only other two Lakers remaining on the team's end-of-season roster.
That $9 million difference keeps the Lakers from getting a max free agent or reduces their spending power for role players.
But if the Lakers handled this better, they could be in a stronger position to build around their stars.
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Sounds simple enough, if not for the NBA's "colorful" collective bargaining agreement that delays potential trades and signings during this portion of the offseason and creates some awkward pictures of draft picks in hats of teams they'll never play for.
Considering the Lakers' cap sheet for next year now consists of only James, Davis, Wagner, Jones, Bonga and Kyle Kuzma, this would represent a near complete clearing out of the Lakers' depth.
I mean, it is not all from that Tweet.
Once legitimate reports come out then fans can get excited about the idea of Russell back in LA. Get out of the way, NBA. New Orleans reportedly dealt the pick to the Hawks in exchange for the No. 8, No. 17 and No. 35 picks on Thursday night. Yes, even more so than the Lakers.