1. Change in management
2. Lou for Brewer/1st
3. Huertas for Ennis
4. George rumors
Lakers shed 11 years of player age in these deals, meaning that their likely first stringers - assuming Nick is in there - are 21, 31, 19, 22, and 25. That's an average of 23.6. Their bench is 22, 24, 31, 31, and 19. That's an average of 25.4. We're young as hell.
Lakers have put themselves in decent position to retain their first, and they've added Houston's first - likely a very late first rounder.
They did take on a year of Brewer's salary in the process.
5-on-5: What should Magic do? How many stars do the Lakers have?
How should Magic Johnson fix the Los Angeles Lakers? What about his new general manager?
How many future stars are already on the Lakers' roster?
Our NBA Insiders debate.
1. What five words best describe the news that Magic is taking over the Lakers? J.A. Adande, ESPN.com: "Back to back! Yeah! YEAH!"
Those are five words I have associated with Magic ever since I saw this video clip in 1988. It's hard not to think of the 1980s when you see Magic with the Lakers, but since he spent half of Tuesday trying to leave the deep past in the past maybe we can, too. After all, as an executive he just won a WNBA championship with the Sparks and came within two games of the World Series with the Dodgers in 2016.