The Los Angeles Lakers are one NBA team who will be giving their young players some extra run as they evaluate their roster for next season, making them worth keeping an eye on in the fantasy basketball playoffs.
The once formidable Lakers are a Western Conference-worst 22-42 and they have just five players under contract for next season. That could even be dwindled down to three if Nick Young opts out (which he’s expected to do) and if Steve Nash is cut using the stretch provision.
During either this summer or the next, the Lakers plan to use their $35 million in cap space to acquire some big free agents for a title run.
That doesn’t mean that the team won’t continue to showcase it’s other players, though. After all, you can’t fill out a roster with just a “Big Three”. There are some guys on the team now who could be vital role players over the next few seasons and the Lakers will want to see what they’ve got.
Because of the opportunity they’ll be given, fantasy owners should be heading to their their league’s waiver wire to add the following Lakers…