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2019 NBA Free Agency: Lakers Considering DeAndre Jordan, Brook Lopez

(via CloseUP360)

(via CloseUP360)

The Lakers stripped most of their roster for Anthony Davis. They got their star but lost depth in the process.

This summer, the franchise will be looking to add that depth with the $23 million they have left to spend. According to ESPN's Brian Windhorst, that might include an All-Star big man.

Brook Lopez played for the Lakers during their 2017-18 season, posting only 13 points and 4 rebounds per game. He had a bit of a resurgence in Milwaukee, however, proving himself to be a valuable stretch-four for the Bucks. Ideally, that identity would fit well alongside LeBron and Anthony Davis, who use dribble-drive penetration tactics to kick it open to their teammates on the wing.

As for Jordan, he could work in L.A. as well, but for an entirely different reason. His rim protection on defense would alleviate pressure from the stars, and his strength on the inside would give the Lakers plenty of second-shot opportunities.

As the Lakers enter a free agency where anything is possible, they will have to be smart with how they spend their money this summer. A recently wide-opened Western Conference and the march of Father Time for LeBron James' body is making it an especially important offseason for the Lakers. They cannot afford to mess this one up.