In a development that surprised absolutely no one, the Los Angeles Lakers' roster is deeply flawed and in need of an upgrade. Better yet, the San Antonio Spurs can take advantage of their former rivals' roster woes.
While there was some discussion about a deal over the summer that involved the Lakers trading Russell Westbrook and him heading to San Antonio for a couple of assets, nothing ever materialized. Instead, the Lakers opted to hold onto Westbrook and make moves around the fringes, hoping to hold onto their assets and build a decent team around LeBron James and Anthony Davis.
However, following a horrid shooting performance in which they went 10-40 from three in the season opener vs. the Golden State Warriors, they followed that up by going 9-for-46 on Thursday night. James' comments after the game could certainly help move things along:
"To be completely honest, we're not a team that's constructed of great shooting. And that's just what the truth of the matter is. It's not like we're sitting here with a lot of lasers on our team. But that doesn't deter us from still trying to get great shots. When you get those opportunities, you take them. But we're not sitting here with a bunch of 40-plus career 3-point shooting guys," James said.
So where do the San Antonio Spurs come into play? Let's dive into how something we've been talking about for months would benefit both parties.