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The Only Team That Could Stop The Warriors Is The 2019 Los Angeles Lakers

Fadeaway World

Fadeaway World

The Los Angeles Lakers struck out on Paul George and DeMarcus Cousins and even though they managed to sign LeBron James on a 4-year deal, they simply don’t stand a chance to beat the Golden State Warriors.

The Dubs have landed Boogie and now are bound to feature 5 All-Stars in their starting five, and there’s absolutely no way anybody can stop them, at least for the time being, so we should just skip the entire 2018-19 campaign.

Nonetheless, there’s still some hope for the upcoming campaign, as the 2019 free agent class is one of the most promising we’ve seen in years, so if Johnson and Pelinka are aggressive enough, they might as well build a team to dethrone de Dubs once and for all. So, let’s take a look at the only way to stop the Warriors in 2019.

3. Trade For Damian Lillard


The Los Angeles Lakers are reportedly in the mix to land All-Star point guard Damian Lillard out of the Portland Trail Blazers, with RIP City ready to move on from their explosive backcourt and send the clutch scorer away even if that means missing the playoffs for a couple of years.

The Lakers could get Lillard in return for Lonzo Ball, Ivica Zubac, Alex Caruso and the first round pick and he’d be a much better fit next to LeBron James and playing off the ball, considering how ball-dominant both James and Ball are.

2. Sign Kawhi Leonard


The Los Angeles Lakers could get Kawhi Leonard this very same summer, but with the San Antonio Spurs asking for Josh Hart, Kyle Kuzma, Brandon Ingram, 2 pick swaps and a future 1st and 2nd round picks, the Lakers aren’t likely to hand them that much when they could just sign them the next summer.

Leonard has already stated that he wants to be in LA, and joining forces with Lillard and James would make it an even easier decision for the best two-way player in the league, and the only guy that could lock down Kevin Durant.

1. Trade For Anthony Davis


After constantly striking out and losing in the playoffs, Anthony Davis might as well try and force a move out of the New Orleans Pelicans, not to mention the fact that by joining the Lakers he could get revenge against Cousins and the Dubs, and he already owns a crib in Los Angeles.

In order to get him, the Lakers could offer Brandon Ingram, Kyle Kuzma, Josh Hart, future 1st and 2nd round picks, and they would finally have the kind of squad that could stop Curry and the Golden State Warriors.