The West is going to be an absolute bloodbath next season. The East is getting better. There is no time to rest. The only addition the Cavs made after winning the championship was Mike Dunleavy. The 2016 Cavs waited until the 2017 offseason to explore trades for Kevin Love (there was actually a tentative agreement in place for the Cavs to get PG for Kevin Love in a 3 team trade in 2017). The Cavs were reactive. The Lakers need to be proactive. The Lakers need to first use their MLE and BAE. The Lakers need to look at what they can get for their 2020, 2021, and 2026 first round picks. Green (who can still play good defense but has lost his offense completely) is an expiring contract and packaged with Kuzma could possibly net them something that is a better fit. What could they get for those 2 and Caruso? The Lakers need better shooters. Imagine what they could do with knockdown shooters like Duncan Robinson or Doug McDermott. Try to keep Rondo and Dwight on the cheap, and be very aggressive in going after ring chasers who will take the vet min. Also what will KCP do with his player option? Getting back Avery Bradley will be huge for the Lakers.
I thought they could only use one of either MLE or BAE
I dont see why they wouldnt use the MLE and BAE but they cant trade their 2021 FRP or their 2026 FRP. As for your trade suggestions, theyre horrible. Trading Kuzma, Green and Caruso for Doug McDermott is incredibly stupid.
2016 cavs still would’ve repeated if the biggest cupcake move in history didn’t happen lol, after KD bandwagoned on there weren’t any moves they could make that matter
Cavs did the best they could with what they had. Lakers have way more flexibility
You just won a chip and immediately trade a key piece like Love? That would ruin the chemistry of the team.
Cavs have an excellent chance to go back to back in 2017 if the greatest team of all time isnt formed.
Yes he was but there was no way Lebron would trade Love during that season dude averaged 19 amd 11
He was beyond garbage in the 2016 Finals and for multiple critical playoff series for his entire Cavaliers career.
He was decent in 2017. Did you really watch him play?
Don’t worry Lakers fans think they are getting Brad Beal
For Kuz, Green, and 1 pick
Cavs really screwed them selves with the contracts they gave out to some players