Currently on 3 consecutive defeats, the Lakers are going through a delicate first moment this season. Don’t panic on the players’ side, but we can’t necessarily say the same thing about the front office. Changes are already being studied.
With a current record of 3 wins for 5 losses, the Lakers are already not having a great start to the NBA season. The fault lies with a struggling backcourt like Austin Reaves and D’Angelo Russell, while the absence of Anthony Davis did not help against the Rockets. Not to mention the fact that Jarred Vanderbilt and Gabe Vincent are in trouble. No one wants to panic this early in the season, but this series must end quickly or risk falling behind in the West.
The Lakers ready to take action?
The return of the injured should do good, but it will not necessarily be enough to get the better of big names like the Nuggets. This is why the front office is starting to survey the market according to journalist Ramona Shelburne of ESPN. Rob Pelinka operates his phone, hoping to bring help to Davis and James.
“ There are already calls in Los Angeles for a third star” 👀
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— BASKETBALL ON 𝕏 (@BasketballOnX) November 8, 2023
Ramona Shelburne: “They’ve already started making calls to Los Angeles for a third star.” 👀
Zach LaVine is a name that often comes up on the market, even if the Bulls guard is probably not the solution for the California franchise. Fans are also not very enthusiastic about a real superstar, since many are calling for a return of Alex Caruso, also in Chicago.
He is the star they are referring to pic.twitter.com/IlC0o4ZbMM
— Lakers On 𝕏 (@LakersOnX) November 8, 2023
He’s the star they’re referring to
— RobP23 (@LakerLand16) November 8, 2023
A new star for the Lakers? This may be Rob Pelinka’s goal behind the scenes, but it’s a project that fans don’t unanimously agree on. Alex Caruso is the only name that seems to appeal… even if the competition looks crazy in this area.