Lakers already thinking of strengthening the team for next season
We still don’t know how the current NBA season that was heading towards the end of its regular phase will end, however, the Los Angeles crowd is already studying scenarios in order to become even stronger in 2021. Now check out:
MYLES TURNER TO STRENGTHEN THE INTERIOR GAME
The Myles Turner pole of the Indiana Pacers is today one of the most promising players of the National Basketball Association, especially in the defensive aspect of the game, where it presents 2.2 blocks per game and is in the 4th position in the league’s best blockers list.
If the young 24-year-old player arrived in LA, he would team up with Anthony Davis in the Lakers’ indoor game and make him one of the strongest in the league, as AD also has remarkable numbers (2.4 blocks per game). In offensive terms, Myles Turner would not be so decisive as he has recorded around 12 points per game this season and a percentage of the pitch below 50%.
But it certainly wouldn’t be what the LA Lakers would be for, as LeBron James and Anthony Davis are largely responsible for the team’s offensive game and so would continue to be with Turner playing an important part in the team’s defensive game. For such a scenario to become possible, the Lakers need to make an exchange with the formation of the Pacers and the website Bleacher Report suggested sending Danny Green and Kyle Kuzma in the exchange for Myles Turner.
Kuzma is also a 24-year-old who plays in the extreme post position and has presented interesting numbers this season with more than 12 points per game and 4 rebounds per game, however, he does not give the same physical contribution in terms defensive products that Turner could offer.
ZACH LAVINE AS 3rd SUPERSTRELA
The other option in the market that has been conjectured by the leaders of the LA Lakers concerns the talented Zach LaVine who has been shining in the Chicago Bulls this season. At 25 years of age and after a stint with the Minnesota Timberwolves, LaVine definitely established himself in the NBA with the mythical Bulls jersey where he has been a leader on the field.
In the current regular phase, and in a weak Chicago formation, Zach LaVine has an average of 25.5 points per game, in addition to 4.8 rebounds, 4.2 assists and 1.5 steals per game. With a 45% average pitch, the Bulls’ base is today one of the most coveted players in the NBA and could represent an excellent addition of quality and speed to the formation of the Los Angeles Lakers in his reaffirmation as a top team in North American basketball. American.
As in the case of Myles Turner, the Lakers do not have much more to offer than Kyle Kuzma and Danny Green, and this may be the main obstacle to a possible exchange, since the Bulls may not see these two players as exchanges fair for your current star.
Regardless of whether this business can go ahead or not, the truth is that just imagining Zach LaVine sharing the court with LeBron James and Anthony Davis is enough to get excited, as it would be an amazing mix of experience with youth that could wipe out the competition in NBA.
RETURN TO MID JUNE?
Like the overwhelming majority of world sporting competitions, the NBA has also been suspended for about a month and, according to NBA commissioner Adam Silver, it is not expected to resume its normal pace until mid-June. For now, the certainty is that nothing will be decided until May 1 at a time when the volatility of the virus is still very present and it is difficult to estimate whether the spread of Covid-19 is already losing strength in the United States.
And with the season still far from its end as there were a few weeks of competition left to complete the Regular Stage and only then would we enter the playoffs, it is likely that the current season will have to extend until August as it can happen in most sports that now are suspended.
Possibilities like playoffs with the best of one or three games are on the table, but everything will depend on the return dates and the time that is allowed for the competition to conclude. Let us wait for the next developments, but everything indicates that the season will really end, regardless of the format that may be adopted to achieve this.