The Los Angeles Lakers quickly fell from Championship contenders to laughing stock and truth to be told, the way this season unveiled isn’t a good look for Magic Johnson and Rob Pelinka’s tenure.
Yet, the team can still find the way to turn things around and end up on the winning side of this disastrous campaign, but they need to be historically bad to pull a miracle off and help Magic Johnson next season.
This season is already down the drain but they still could mess around and find themselves in the mix to get a top 5 pick and who knows? Maybe even land superstar prospect Zion Williamson.
(Via LakersCentral 16)
With the Lakers choke loss to the Knicks they currently have the 10th pick in the draft with a 3% chance at the 1st pick and 14% chance at a top 4 pick! If the Lakers got Zion every non-Laker fan base would cry at this point in the season losses are more beneficial than wins! Who should they take in the lottery?
Obviously, that would mean they should tank the remaining 12 games in their schedule. Injuries have already plagued the team with Brandon Ingram and Lonzo Ball shut down for the season, while Kyle Kuzma has had some nagging pains of his own as well.
But, if they want to suck – and they should – they must shut LeBron James down once and for all. Not only they would be protecting the King, who’s not getting any younger, but they’d have a bigger shot at losing and therefore, getting a franchise player via Draft.
The Lakers aren’t exactly stacked with talent on their ranks as of today, and a starting lineup featuring Andre Ingram, Reggie Bullock, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Moritz Wagner and Mike Muscala won’t win them many games.
Obviously, the Lakers landing a top 5 pick would be great for their chances of luring more All-Stars in free agency, even if they want no part of the LeBron James so-called toxic environment drama.
The team is just a couple pieces away from Championship contending and having the King on board is always great when trying to build a roster. Still, if they want to finally put an end to their playoff drought, they better start tanking right away.