Lakers sought ‘star role players’ in free agency, says GM Rob Pelinka

Rob Pelinka
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The Los Angeles Lakers made some impressive moves in free agency and GM Rob Pelinka revealed the reasoning behind them.

Pelinka said the Lakers were seeking for ‘star role players’ in free agency.

“I think that will be a hallmark of how we keep this group together or add others, having star role players is going to be important and essential.

We feel like we had star role players. What Rondo did, what Caruso did, Danny Green, Dwight, JaVale, Markieff, KCP; I could go down a list. Those guys played their roles and were star role players,” Pelinka said, via Damian Burchardt of Lakers Nation.

The Lakers, who won the 2020 NBA championship, added Dennis Schroder, Montrezl Harrell and Marc Gasol to the roster, while they re-signed Markieff Morris and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope.