^ Who are the top 5 targets you think the Lakers have in mind once Kobe is done? Here are my top 5 that I think the Lakers have...in no particular order.
1. LeBron James....Duh! However, very unlikely given his situation in Miami
2. Kevin Durant.....Humble, and has gone on record as saying he prefers small cities to big city life. Also, doesn't really have the personality for the LA market
3. Kyrie Irving- Incredible point guard, who has a great stroke from the outside, and likes to take the last shot. Has a real leaders mentality. However, he is 20, and he is already breaking down constantly. His health is the only real concern here.
4. John Wall- Excellent passer, who gets his teammates involved. Good free throw shooter. Needs improvement with his 3 point shot, but if he can just become a reliable shooter(a la Stepb Curry), he is the future star point guard of this league...assuming he continues to put in the work.
5.Kevin Love- Tenacious re bounder, and has excellent footwork on the low block. Has great range on his 3 point shot, allowing to pull his defender out, which can create better spacing for the offense. Also has some problems with staying healthy, but last year at 23, averaged a jaw dropping 26.0, and 13.3(the year prior he was averaging 15 boards a game....at 22 years old)
. Also has a great personality, and has a strong connection to the LA market with both his UCLA connection, and his uncle Mike Love(one of the founding members of The Beach Boys)