Magic Johnson and Rob Pelinka of the Los Angeles Lakers are scheming to build the most cohesive, complete roster in the NBA. Because anything less than that stands little chance of standing up to the Golden State Warriors.
Of course, the signing of LeBron James helps their cause tremendously, but the Lakers' additional pieces have all been signed within a carefully-reasoned framework.
Yes, even JaVale McGee.
This Lakers team is unlike any other LeBron James has ever been on ... and it's all part of the plan. pic.twitter.com/BA5OslL5mr— ESPN (@espn) July 12, 2018
NBA fans and franchises have all seen the same pattern that is evident amongst almost all championship teams: every player is on the court for a reason, and together, they can achieve a higher goal. In a recent press conference, Pelinka and Johnson expressed that they're trying to establish something similar at Staples Center.
Clearly, the Lakers won't be able to sign a ton of shooters to beat the Warriors, and neither will any team, for that matter. However, by signing more "
Rob Pelinka: “We don’t celebrate signings... we celebrate championships.” #Lakers— Ryan Ward (@RyanWardLA) July 11, 2018