The Anthony Davis trade has finally happened. The plan has been executed. This trade changes the landscape of the NBA. Ever since Davis signed with Klutch Sports, the NBA world knew AD was looking to become a Laker.
Klutch Sports finally got their wish. Davis and LeBron James will dawn the purple and gold next season. It was a steep price to pay, sending Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, Josh Hart and three first-round picks to New Orleans. With Davis, it gives the Lakers a chance at a title.
But, the question remains how the Lakers will fill out their roster. While the Lakers might be looking at a third star, it might also be better for them to spread the wealth. Here’s a look at the best free agents to compliment the superstars. With the Lakers being in a position to retain Kyle Kuzma, they’ll still need two starting guards.
J.J. Redick is a sharpshooter James has always won championships with. Last season, he signed a one-year deal with the 76ers for $12.5 million. If the Lakers sign him, they’d have room to spare. He’s a high-level player who’s proven to be great in the playoffs.
Ross averaged 15 points per game last year on nearly 40 percent from the Land of 3. The Lakers’ lack of players who can shoot and get buckets was on display when James went out with injury. Ross is a great pick-and-roll player. With James being a ball-handler, Ross would free up LeBron to play off the ball.
Shooters shoot, and with James, that usually equals a championship run. This is a perfect fit for James and Davis. Green has helped the Spurs and Raptors win championships. He shot 45.5 percent from deep. On the defensive end, he can guard 1-3 and has a championship pedigree.
Darren Collison provides strong point guard play. He’s one of the most underrated players in the league. Collison is a gritty point guard who would be an upgrade from Rondo, who shot 40 percent from 3 last season. The Lakers would lose nothing with Collison on the defensive side.