Beijing time on October 18, the NBA championship Lakers lineup may undergo considerable changes during this offseason, because many important role players will enter the free agency market. In this regard, the US media listed the Lakers' five signing goals in this year's offseason.
This year's offseason, the Lakers will have five players who will become fully free agents, including: Rondo, Howard and Pope; another five players can opt out of their contracts, including Davis.
It is foreseeable that the Lakers' championship lineup may undergo considerable changes during this offseason.
In response, the US media listed the Lakers’ five signing goals for this offseason.
The three backcourt players are: Jeff Teague, DJ Augustin and Jordan Clarkson.
Teague was an All-Star point guard. This season, he returned to the Eagles. Although he averaged only 7.7 points and 4 assists per game, he can still become a qualified backup point guard in the league.
The 32-year-old Augustine is an experienced point guard, and he is in very good form with the Magic this season, averaging 10.5 points and 4.6 assists per game.
Compared with Teague and Augustine, Clarkson’s advantage is his youth and offensive firepower. This season, he performed well after being traded to the Jazz, averaging 15.6 points and 36.6 percent from three-pointers.
It is worth mentioning that Clarkson was once a rookie selected by the Lakers.
The Lakers' signing goals in the paint include Harkless and Noel.
Harkless can play the third and fourth positions. This season, he averaged 6.8 points and 3.3 rebounds for the Knicks.
Noel is a frame-protecting center. If Howard leaves the Lakers in this offseason, then Noel would be a good addition to the Lakers' inside defense. This season, Noel averaged 7.4 points, 4.9 rebounds and 1.5 blocks per game with the Thunder.