TheLos Angeles Lakersdid a great job of revamping their roster mid-season.
They added pieces that fit well altogether and that put the team in a legit position to make a deep postseason run, something that seemed unthinkable after a disastrous start to the season.
They fell short of their goal and were no match for the Denver Nuggets, and even though they were close to beating them all four times, they just weren t deep enough to get the job done.
That s why former NBA player J.J. Redick believes they would be making a mistake by trying to sign Kyrie Irving in the offseason, as that would put them in a tough spot financially and they would have to give up some of that depth.
JJ Redick (@JJ_Redick) says if he were the #Lakers he wouldn’t go get Kyrie Irving if it means that they have to sacrifice depth.
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Redick cites that teams in the playoffs are only as good as their weakest link, adding that the Nuggets had no weak links in their shortened rotation because they have switchable and versatile guys.
With that in mind, Redick believes the Lakers should focus on keeping some of their key guys together, rather than giving it all up to sign Irving or any other max-contract caliber player.
Truth be told, this supporting cast was great for LeBron James.
James looked gassed and exhausted at the end of the season, but it was up to Anthony Davis not him to step up and carry the load offensively.
Perhaps, the Lakers should consider trading Davis for another max-caliber player rather than spend a big chunk of their salary cap on just three players.
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