Rob Pelinka wants to make the Los Angeles Lakers a powerhouse in the West, after a disappointing 2021/22 NBA season.
The GM of the Lakers has been ‘very active’ in the market aiming to improve the team’s roster, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.
“Rob Pelinka has still been very active. Even in the dog days of August, he’s been on the phone a lot. He’s still trying to find deals to bring in more shooting, perhaps some size.
And so I think those conversations continue all the way into training camp and the start of the season. I still think this Laker roster may look — maybe not dramatically different — but subtly different going into next season,” Wojnarowski said.
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Rob Pelinka and the Lakers managed to agree to a two-year contract extension with LeBron James, worth $97.1M.
The 17-time NBA champions are trying to build a contending team, but have failed to do so until now. They still aim to trade Russell Westbrook and land another superstar, yet at the moment they are viewed as a bottom-tier playoff team.