I agree the trades have not been great but I think Russell may not have grown into the player he is today without being traded to the Nets, but completely agree letting Randle (and Lopez) walk away and I can’t even slightly understand the Zubac trade, all terrible front office decisions.
1. I agree with Barnsey, Lakers do not have the players package to get Davis, unless they magically get a top four lottery pick (which is very very unlikely) and can put that in their package with most of the young players. Even then, I’m not sure it is enough, especially when other teams have a much better package they can put together (like Boston).
2. In terms of other signings, I think Kyrie is a very slim chance (but even so may not be the best option for LA), but realistically Kemba Walker is the best option for the Lakers if all else fails. He can take over the game if need be, and is a very good point guard, despite his three point percentage going down over the past through season. He is an All Star after all. It seems very very unlikely KD, Klay and Kawhi are not signing with the Lakers.
1. I agree KCP is hot and cold and deadly is an exaggeration, but he was useful coming off the bench earlier in the season (at least more so than he is now and shooting slightly better earlier as well).
2. I agree LeBron isn’t taking the lead like he should but that only really started after he returned from his injury (lest we forget how good the Lakers looked in December) and perhaps next season he will finally take that role (but he will never be Kobe to the Lakers and should never try be that player).