The massive loss to the Los Angeles Lakers in the Western Conference Finals will have the biggest impact on the roster. Although the first objective will be to get LeBron James out of his head, new faces need to try again to attack the title and there is already a name that has emerged as a candidate.
According to Jovan Buha of The Athletic, top Lakers executives are having “internal discussions” and are considering making an offer for Trae Young this summer.
With LeBron James and Anthony Davis missing significant time during the regular season, the Lakers had to go through a play-in tournament to reach the playoffs, so the arrival of a third offensive star could give the Lakers some breathing room. Although the Lakers do not need it.
If the Lakers fell so clearly, it was because they couldn’t find defensive answers for Jokic, who averaged a triple-double during the playoffs, was named MVP of the Western Conference Finals, and whom Trae Young could beat in any Couldn’t stop it. In addition, the other major problem for the Lakers during the regular season was injuries, a situation that even the Hawks’ star could not escape.
The two-time All-Star has career averages of 25.5 points, 9.3 assists, 3.7 rebounds, 2.5 3-pointers and 1 steal per game.
Despite not being selected for the All-Star this season, he had an impressive campaign averaging 26.2 points, 10.2 assists and 3 rebounds per game, leading the team to seventh best in the Eastern Conference.