Lakers Will Move on from Ball if LeBron Signs Comes to Los Angeles
When Gary Payton broke the news of LeBron James’ older son committing to a high school in Los Angeles, all hell broke loose on the James-to-the-Lakers front.
What is yet to be determined is what the Lakers will do with their young core if James is to choose the Lakers as his landing spot for next season. Julius Randle is a restricted free agent, but seeing as he has stepped up his game greatly over the last season, the Lakers may look towards retaining the former Kentucky product.
“The one constant that I’ve heard is Lonzo Ball,” said ESPN’s Chris Haynes on a potential piece to be traded for James.
Ball was the second overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft. With James as the primary ball handler in the fold, the need for Ball decreases as the point guard is not known for his shooting ability.
The Cleveland Cavaliers, Houston Rockets, Philadelphia Sixers and San Antonio Spurs are all potential landing spots for James this offseason.