The NBA offseason is officially underway Los Angeles LakersRumors have been swirling about the team’s intentions this summer to upgrade the roster and keep LeBron James playing.
Most of the speculation surrounding the Lakers team revolves around the 17-time NBA champion overseeing the backcourt, with D’Angelo Russell expected to be out and elite players being evaluated.
One rumor that is starting to increase is the Lakers’ trade for star guard Trae Young of the Atlanta Hawks, who appeared in another game at Crypto.com Arena during the playoffs.
Fox Sports’ Skip Bayless is the latest to address the Young-to-the-Lakers rumors, and he believes it’s a bad idea to bring in another shooter who can’t or won’t defend himself via The Skip Bayless Show. .
Trae Young to the Lakers is not a good trade. @RealSkipBayless violates: pic.twitter.com/WvSJAEugGH
– The Skip Bayless Show (@SkipBaylessShow) May 25, 2023
Along with Young, the Lakers have been linked with Kyrie Irving and Fred VanVleet, referring to a team that is trying to upgrade its point guard for next season and beyond.
Rumors about Irving wanting to come to the Lakers have been going around for a while and it may be true, as he was spotted at a game in Los Angeles during the team’s regular season.
But for VanVleet, the Toronto Raptors may be ready to move on, and may be looking for a chance to compete for another title, while Los Angeles may be a good fit for the veteran point guard.
Only time will tell what the rumors are, but one thing seems certain, the Lakers will be in the headlines this summer, as usual.