The Los Angeles Lakers have been receiving quite a bit of criticism for the way they have constructed their roster. Rob Pelinka went out and signed a ton of veteran free agents, but many believe that their age could become a major problem this season. DeAndre Jordan was the latest addition for the Lakers following his trade to and buy-out from the Detroit Pistons.
Following the Jordan move, former NBA head coach George Karl took to Twitter to aim at the Lakers and had some hilarious criticism to share about them heading into the 2021-22 season.
Very few would disagree with Karl’s statement. In fact, the Lakers are the only ones who believe that they improved a lot with their offseason moves. Many even thought the blockbuster trade to acquire Russell Westbrook from the Washington Wizards was a mistake due to the fact that Westbrook, LeBron James, and Anthony Davis all need to have the ball in their hands.
Outside of the Westbrook move, the Lakers featured signings of Dwight Howard, Carmelo Anthony, Kent Bazemore, Rajon Rondo, and DeAndre Jordan. They did bring in some young talent too, however, in the form of Kendrick Nunn and Malik Monk. Both of those guys could bring athleticism and energy to the court.
Only time will tell whether these moves will pan out for the Lakers. Pelinka and company certainly seem to be convinced that this roster can compete for another NBA championship.
Looking in from the outside, the Lakers are going to be one of the most intriguing teams to watch. Will they be able to compete with the younger and more athletic teams around the league? Can their lengthy experience actually end up being a positive late in the year and into the playoffs?
We will have to wait and see, but for now, George Karl and a lot of other media members and fans will continue blasting the Lakers for the offseason they put together.
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