Well Lakers fans, we got 2 Hall of Famers in Malone and Payton. Our starting line up looks very solid. What about our bench players? Here is what our line-up looks like currently:
PG Gary Payton, Derek Fisher, Jannero Pargo
SG Kobe Bryant, Kareem Rush
SF Devean George, Rick Fox (IR), Luke Walton
PF Karl Malone, Brian Cook, Slava Medvedenko
C Shaquille O'Neal
We have exactly 12 players on the roster, but we have to remember that Rick Fox is probably out until January, leaving us with 11 guys. Remember, Payton is coming for the MLE, and Karl Malone is coming for the Veteran's Minimum. That means we still have the LLE to use and an unlimited amount to use the Veteran's Minimum.
Here are some available players we can pursue, I have only listed guys we have a legitimate shot at getting, and guys that can make an impact:
PG Damon Jones, Steve Kerr, Travis Best, Kenny Anderson, Tyronn Lue
SG Antonio Daniels, Steve Smith, Jon Barry, Erick Strickland, Eddie
House, Anthony Peeler
SF Eric Piatkowski, Adrian Griffin, Walt Williams, Kendal Gill, Scottie
Pippen, Jimmy Jackson, Lee Nailon
PF Gary Trent, Popeye Jones, Darvin Ham, Tyrone Hill
C Scott Williams, Elden Campbell, Vladimir Stepania
Frankly, I would choose Scott Williams as back up Center to Shaquille, he knows the triangle already, and Eric Piatkowski because we definitely need more sharp shooters. The Lakers also have not ruled out possibilities of trading away some players. Names such as Fisher, Slava, and Rush are all possible trade baits.
Post what you think on what the Lakers should do with getting better bench players. If we get deeper on the bench, we will be unstoppable.