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Lakers ‘covet one more difference-making playmaker’ to help LeBron James, Anthony Davis, per Marc Stein

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The Los Angeles Lakers are looking to make changes to their roster in order to make life easier for the team’s two stars LeBron James and Anthony Davis. The 2020 NBA champions want to add one more difference-making playmaker so that James and Davis can focus on playing power forward and center.

Via Marc Stein:

“Yet it’s worth noting that inevitable rumbles of Lakers interest would not merely emanate from Simmons’ status as a Paul client like LeBron James and Anthony Davis. Word is that the Lakers, on top of their well-chronicled need for more shooting, covet one more difference-making playmaker who would allow James and Davis to spend more time at power forward and center.”

It was reported that the Lakers have interest in bringing back Lonzo Ball who along with with other players was traded to the New Orleans Pelicans in 2019 for Anthony Davis.

Dennis Schroder was the team’s primary playmaker. The German point guard expressed interest in returning to the Lakers next season. He became an unrestricted free agent this summer after turning down an $84 million contract offer from the Purple and Gold.

According to a Germany Basketball Federation official, Schroder is expecting to a get a deal in the range of $100-120 million.

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