The 2019 NBA Draft is over and while the Los Angeles Lakers didn’t have a first round pick, they are primed to compete in both 2019 NBA Free Agency and for the 2020 NBA Finals. After giving up the fourth overall pick and most of their young core to the New Orleans Pelicans, including Lonzo Ball and Brandon Ingram, the Lakers have finally managed to pair star LeBron James with star big man Anthony Davis. The trade leaves the Lakers in a tricky cap situation as they are struggling to find the money to successfully pursue big time free agents. What can the Lakers do to land players like the Raptors’ star Kawhi Leonard, Hornets’ point guard Kemba Walker or 76ers’ forward Jimmy Butler?
Anthony Davis has a history of suffering injuries, should the Lakers be concerned about his longevity as they pursue a playoff spot in the 2019-2020 NBA season? If he is as successful as Lakers fans are hoping for, what are the chances he re-signs with LA? Out of the trio of Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram and Josh Hart, which player’s loss is the biggest hit to the Los Angeles Lakers? Did L.A. make a mistake in trading three first round picks, allowing the Pelicans pair up Zion Williamson with fellow big man and former Texas center Jaxson Hayes?
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