In order to prevent LeBron James from retiring, we need to recruit a certain big name.
The American sports media ‘The Athletic’ announced on the 25th (Korean time), “The LA Lakers will be deeply connected with two players this summer. Kyrie Irving and Trae Young. We will be busy bringing one of the two players.” .안전놀이터
The Lakers, who advanced to the Western Finals this season, have a lot of work to do right now. First, we need to catch Austin Reeves and Rui Hachimura, who were released as restricted free agents.
Both players received a lot of attention from fans for their outstanding performances in the playoffs. The Lakers front also has a strong will to renew contracts with Reeves and Hachimura under any conditions.
The most important thing is to capture Lebron’s heart. After losing Game 4 of the Western Finals to the Denver Nuggets, LeBron gave an interview that seemed to hint at his retirement. He said, “I’ll see what happens. To be honest, there’s a lot to think about. I’ll come back when I feel like I want to keep playing.”
In the US, Lebron is not considering actual retirement, but is expected to be a card to pressure the Lakers leadership. It is a message to recruit all-star players for winning power.
▲ LeBron James touched the retirement card and put pressure on the LA Lakers.
Two players are on the Lakers radar. Double Irving will be released as a free agent this summer.
Since last summer, rumors of the Lakers signing Irving have been circulating steadily. The relationship between LeBron and Irving, and the Lakers’ need for a main handler and scorer, intertwined.
The other is Atlanta Hawks ace Young. His skills are certain, but there was a lot of noise within the team. There were even rumors of a trade during the season due to power struggles with the manager and discord with colleagues.
The difficulty of recruitment is much higher for Young than for Irving. The Lakers don’t have enough trade cards to satisfy Atlanta.
Both Irving and Young are the best point guards in the league. Last season, Irving averaged 27.1 points, 5.1 rebounds and 5.5 assists, while Young averaged 26.2 points and 10.2 assists.
If either of the two are recruited, the Lakers’ power jumps significantly. Even LeBron can get his mind full and let go of his retirement thoughts.