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As if there were uncertainty, the Los Angeles Lakers will be gone Get aggressive in the free agency to land a star this summer.
Team President Magic Johnson was not satisfied with the end of trading hours, as the squad Anthony Davis could not land, but there are still big fish out there.
"This will not change our plans this summer," Johnson told Dave McMenamin of ESPN.com on Sunday. "It's a great [free-agency] class, and we just want one."
Depending on what players are doing with their contract options this summer, the Free Agent class will be big. Kevin Durant, Kawhi Leonard and Kyrie Irving are among those who may be available, and the Lakers will certainly be interested in a few of them.
LeBron James seemed to be getting started with his picks for the All-Star game:
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The Lakers had a big win in the vacant agency last season when LeBron signed a four-year deal. Unfortunately, he missed time due to injuries, and the young players in the line-up did not live up to expectations.
After losing Sunday to the Philadelphia 76ers (19459021), Los Angeles lies at 28-28 season and only 8-14 since Christmas.
It is clear that another established player is needed for the team to attend the Western Conference, and the team failed to land Davis in a trade. While the two sides can negotiate a deal in the summer, the Lakers do not really have much to offer after the negotiations failed before the deadline on Thursday.
The team will instead focus on the free agency to add a second star to the list.