This is the news this Wednesday for Lakers fans, and even those of the NBA, since LeBron James extends for two more seasons in the City of Angels. Nevertheless, it is not without guarantee, since the King wanted changes. Rob Pelinka has understood this well, he who works for a new trade. We will have to expect some action between now and the recovery.
Waiting for a few weeks, the Lakers received great news this Wednesday: LeBron James has agreed to extend his contract for two more seasons. He waited a moment to make his choice, no doubt to obtain guarantees from the front office. The Akron native always wanted to stay, but only if the executives were willing to do whatever it takes to win. Obviously, the answer had to be positive.
From now on, Pelinka must absolutely do what is necessary to improve this roster. This is also its priority, since the GM hopes to register at least one new recruit by the training camp, which will take place at the end of September. This leaves time to validate a trade, like that of Kyrie Irving for example. What is certain is that LeBron is hoping for at least one coming.
Rob Pelinka at work at the Lakers!
The good news for the King is that the front office isn’t sitting idle in Los Angeles. Pelinka is probing several leads, as Adrian Wojnarowski reports. Shortly after this mini-event, the ESPN insider quickly explained the Lakers’ intentions in the coming weeks. We have to wait for arrivals, even if there is still a good month to find an agreement.
Woj says on “NBA Today” that Rob Pelinka has been “very active” to make the Lakers roster better, particularly shooting and big men.#NBATwitter #LakeShow pic.twitter.com/yALt2GxaHl
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LeBron’s extension doesn’t hinder the Lakers from signing other players. There is this player option in 2024, just like that of Anthony Davis, which should make it possible to sign other people. Rob Pelinka is very active, he spends a lot of time on the phone to find a trade. He is looking for a shooter, or even a player in the key, these conversations will continue for a while. This Lakers roster could be slightly different between now and the resumption.
Pelinka is indeed looking for reinforcements, even if the Woj does not mention any names. We can think of Irving or Buddy Hield, even Myles Turner to reinforce the painting. Many examples, but no confirmation yet. We will have to be patient with the fans.
LeBron James extended at the Lakers, with the hope that Rob Pelinka manages to improve this roster. The leader sticks to it, a lot of patience is required to witness new movements within the workforce. The next few weeks will be decisive.