It seems every season the Los Angeles Lakers are in the conversation to sign the biggest free agent of the summer, as the general consensus is "Who wouldn't want to play in sunny L.A for one of the most prestigious franchises in sports?"
Some may call Laker fans delusional for this line of thinking, but more often than not, it's worked out for them when it comes to the free agency period during the offseason.
The most recent example would be the sign-and-trade of All-Star center Dwight Howard in 2013, and even though things didn't really pan out in the end, it was still a major coup for the Lakers when they initially signed him and Steve Nash that offseason.
Free agent talk has heated up again this upcoming summer, and with a stacked free agent class including the likes of LeBron James and Paul George up for grabs, the Lakers -- with their massive amount of cap space -- are hoping to not only sign one of the superstars, but both.
Many have speculated that the Lakers plans may have changed however with the rise of Julius Randle as a 20 and 10 player, and the apparent diminishing relationship between Kawhi Leonard and the San Antonio Spurs, but according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, Magic Johnson and Rob Pelinka haven't deviated from the plan whatsoever.
If the Lakers do happen to sign both this offseason, as well as complete the hard task of resigning Julius Randle if the cap permits, it wouldn't be too far-fetched to think Los Angeles would be thrust into the upper-echelon of Western Conference teams next season.