Since the Lakers season is officially over, let's talk about how they can improve! Use this for a list of free agents: https://www.spotrac.com/nba/free-agents/ To my understanding, Lakers have a guaranteed salary contract with LeBron, AD, KCP, Marc, Kuzma, and McKinnie for the amount of $106 million. With Deng's $5 million cap hold and the 22nd pick not being trade-able + worth around $2 million, Lakers only have around $10 million to play with in the free agency using their Mid-level exception. Expiring contracts: Drummond Caruso Schroder Matthews THT McLemore Markieff Dudley We can go over the cap to sign these players so unless the Lakers make some trades with KCP/Kuzma or a S&T with a current player, it is unlikely that there will be significant changes which is why Rob is leaning towards keeping much of the roster in-tact. There simply isn't enough cap space to wiggle around with that would get us better players in return. Marc Gasol is also not going anywhere since he's on a vet minimum contract and doesn't have much trade value right now. Unless he agrees to a buy-out, I think he's staying with the team next season. Trezz has a $10 million dollar player option. I think he's opting out because staying will only hurt the value of his next contract and he won't be getting consistent minutes. Barring any miracle that Rob pulls off, it is nearly impossible for the Lakers to get a third star so any talk about that is just an unrealistic hypothetical. Lakers will still have the $10 million MLE to spend so hopefully they can find a good shooter who can also create occasionally. There is also the vet minimum contracts so hopefully some decent vets will take that into consideration.