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Better strategy for the Lakers: get a max player or spread the money around?

The Los Angeles Lakers traded away three players and convinced Anthony Davis to waive his $4 million trade kicker, opening up $32 million in cap space—enough for one maximum-salary player to join Davis and LeBron James in LA. Some experts think adding another max superstar like Kemba Walker or Kawhi Leonard would be the best way to make the team a contender. Others see adding depth with a star like D'Angelo Russell and still having money left over for quality role players in their prime is a better move. What would be best for the Lake Show? 🏀

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If you have a chance to secure a superstar, you don't pass that up. The Lakers made moves so they could get a superstar and that's what they should do.

Adding franchise-altering players like Kevin Durant, Kawhi Leonard, Kyrie Irving is a no-brainer. Now, you have three All-NBA Caliber players on the same team, two in their true primes. It doesn't matter who you put with them, they're going to contend for championships. Playing with three stars will definitely get come veterans willing to take the minimum to win a title. Getting quality role players for cheap won't be a problem.

It would be a shame to waste this much money on lesser players when you can get an elite star. The Lakers need to chase the big fish.

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The Lakers have a chance to build a championship team around LeBron James and Anthony Davis. Blowing everything for one superstar wouldn't be a move that will bring them there.

Los Angeles is better served getting a perfect third option for cheaper and filling out the team with better role players to complement Davis and James. Getting a shooter in Danny Green and D'Angelo Russell for instance or getting Patrick Beverley, Brooke Lopez and Stanley Johnson. There are plenty of ways to fill out the team without having to sacrifice depth.

The Lakers should spread the wealth.

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Better strategy for the Lakers: get a max player or spread the money around?
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