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Lakers Reportedly Not On The Same Page Heading Into Offseason


The Lakers fell hopelessly short on their expectations this season. After following up the acquisition of LeBron James with a number of questionable signings, their season quickly reflected the flaws they failed to fill.

Injuries, suspensions, eye-rolling and publicly leaked trade rumors tore the team apart, a team that was never truly built to win anyway.

Now, heading into a summer with so much at stake, they are hoping a star will fall into their lap and save the day. Problem is, nobody on the team is on the same page.

According to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, the Lakers are "an organization right now that is not aligned really on any level" as they close out their sixth consecutive losing season.

Mostly, the problems stem from the very top. Jeanie Buss, Magic Johnson, Rob Pelinka, Luke Walton, and LeBron James have had been in disarray all season long on all kinds of different issues, one of which includes the future of Walton himself, whose job has been in doubt the day LeBron James inked his contract with the team.

In order to secure a top-level free agent, the team will have to get on the same wavelength. The infighting, the tension, it has created a toxic situation, one reflected by how the team has closed out their season.

First, they will have to decide what to do with Walton. He is the first domino to fall, but only just the start of fixing a long line of issues.