Los Angeles Lakers: ‘Unsexy’ moves LA should make this offseason

NBA Anthony Davis LeBron James (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
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NBA Milwaukee Bucks Malcolm Brogdon (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images) /

Malcolm Brogdon

Malcolm Brogdon is a perfect fit to play alongside the star forwards in LA. He has developed his game playing with a star forward in Milwaukee. LeBron has been aging, and with his aging, his defense has started to diminish. What better guy to put in a lineup with Bron, than a defensive, efficient shooter and scorer.

Brogdon fills all of those roles, and he has playoff experience that will be valuable playing with the Lakers who should be contending next year. If Malcolm wants to get back competing and possibly make more than he would make with the Bucks, he should consider a deal with Los Angeles. He is a restricted free agent which gives the Bucks a good amount of leeway, the Bucks would have the freedom to match his contract, but with money wrapped up in a lot of expiring contracts on their team as well, Brogdon might be the odd man out.

If possible, Pelinka should offer up a three-year, $50 million contract with a player option on the last year would be a good deal for both sides. In the first year, and $15.5 million the second year, and the option for $20 million the last year. It still gives the Lakers some cap space and mid level exceptions to round out the roster.