The Los Angeles Lakers are definitely the favorite to repeat as NBA Champions and a lot of credit for this has to be because of the moves they made this offseason. After winning the 2020 NBA Finals, the Lakers switched up their roster, adding Dennis Schroder, Montrezl Harrell, Marc Gasol, Wesley Matthews and re-signing Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Markieff Morris, and Anthony Davis.
The additions of Dennis Schroder and Montrezl Harrell are going to be huge for the Lakers all season long because both guys take pressure off of LeBron James and Anthony Davis. Schroder is more than capable of being the primary ball-handler and passer for the Lakers when James is on the bench and Harrell is more than capable of holding down the fort on both ends of the court in the paint when Davis is not in the game.
When all four players are on the court together, the Los Angeles Lakers are going to be an extremely difficult team to stop, which is why they are the favorites to win the 2021 NBA Finals. However, the Lakers do have some weaknesses with their team.
On the wing is where the Lakers could wind up being vulnerable, especially if Kentavious Caldwell-Pope is not knocking down shots. Markieff Morris and Kyle Kuzma both have the abilities to play the small-forward position but outside of Kuzma, there are no immediate threats to attack from the wing.
Moving forward, this organization needs to look at both the now and the future and with plenty of talent potentially being available via trade, the Los Angeles Lakers could reinforce their championship push by acquiring another big name player.
Here are three intriguing trade targets that the Los Angeles Lakers must consider trading for at some point during the 2020-21 NBA season.