There is a report out that goes into detail on the NBA offseason and that it brings major decisions for the Lakers front office. The Lakers were very impressive this season and it was great to see. They are officially NBA champions after a long and grueling season. In fact, this season was nearly an entire year long. With the COVID situation, the NBA had to restart and this definitely hit the Lakers hard.
The NBA bubble was a great idea. And it worked which was the best part. After they got everything situated, there were no positive cases of COVID. But for the teams who did well, they had to stay a very long time. The Lakers were there for nearly 4 months. LeBron talked about this.
“I am here for one reason and one reason only, and that’s to compete for a championship,” James said. “That was my mindset once I entered the bubble, once I entered the quarantine process the first two days. And then right from my first practice my mindset was to, if I’m going to be here, make the most of it and see what you can do and lock in on what the main thing is. And the main thing was for us to finish the season and compete for a championship.”
Report: NBA Offseason Brings Major Decisions For Lakers Front Office
“So that’s just been my mindset throughout these — I don’t even know how many days it is, whatever how many days it is, it feels like five years so it really doesn’t matter. I’ve been as locked in as I’ve ever been in my career.”
But now the Lakers front office is working on next season. The lack of downtime is definitely obvious this season. We are looking at a December 22 start for the 2020-21 season. This is 75 days after the Lakers’ win over the Miami Heat in Game 6 of the Finals.
It has come out that Rajon Rondo and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope are going to be declining their player options and joining Dwight Howard, Jared Dudley, Markieff Morris, J.R. Smith and Dion Waiters as free agents. Obviously, bringing everyone back would be very difficult. But they should be working solely on getting AD to resign.
What do you think?