With Andre Drummond officially on the bandwagon, the Los Angeles Lakers are doing all they can to keep up with the competition and meet their goal of repeating as NBA Champions.
With one roster spot remaining, however, the Purple and Gold might not be done making moves. According to a report by Jared Weiss of The Athletic, the Lakers are on the hunt for a 3-and-D wing player to fill out their final 15.
“The Lakers are currently at $137.53 million in total salary with about $1.39 million to spare under the hard cap,” Buha and Weiss wrote. “With the Lakers roster at 14, it meets the league minimum number of players on board. The Lakers are expected to pursue a 3-and-D wing with their final roster spot, per sources.”
The free-agent market is limited right now, at least in terms of solid 3-and-D wings -- but there are a couple of names they could go after, including Gerald Green, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, and Wilson Chandler.
Needless to say, adding a consistent shooter should be their number one priority right now, as many of their current role-players have failed to stay consistent from beyond the arc.
No doubt, Pelinka still has something up his sleeve.