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NBA Rumors: Jimmy Butler Is The "Most Realistic" Option For The Lakers

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With the signing of LeBron James, the Lakers took their first (and most important) step in finally reclaiming their status as a Western Conference elite. James was the first domino to fall.

But he can't be the only one on the table. This summer, the Lakers have to find another star to place next to LeBron. They can't come out empty handed. Naturally, they've got their eyes set on the top talent -- Klay, Durant, Kyrie, Kawhi. Though, when the summer is all said and done, they might find themselves settling for some tier "B" type of players.

(via Tim Bontemps of ESPN)

“Still, Butler is seen as arguably the most realistic option who could wind up in Los Angeles. The same goes for Warriors center DeMarcus Cousins (2018 All-Star), though he comes with his own set of risks — most notably the torn left Achilles tendon he has only recently returned from. Committing a long-term, big-money deal to him is, to put it mildly, a risky proposition. That said, it could wind up being the best option the Lakers have.”

Desperation is ringing throughout the reeling Lakers franchise. With the team on the verge of missing out on the postseason, and finding it harder to acquire the guys they want, they will do anything this summer to improve the team -- even if it means throwing max dollars towards a DeMarcus Cousins.