The theatrics and drama that most were expecting in this year's loaded NBA free-agent class have certainly lived up to the hype. With one of the biggest decisions of the offseason coming in the early hours of Saturday morning, Kawhi Leonard is taking his talents to Los Angeles, but not to join the Lakers.
Kawhi and Paul George are teaming up on the Los Angeles Clippers, but the Lakers did manage to add DeMarcus Cousins on Saturday afternoon in the wake of Leonard's news. Now that the Lakers have officially missed out on signing Kawhi, here's a look at the best remaining free-agent targets on the market.
2. Iman Shumpert, Guard
Even though Iman Shumpert saw mostly limited time for the Sacramento Kings and Houston Rockets during the 2018-19 season, he proved that he still has what it takes to be a serviceable piece. Shumpert was solid defensively, averaging 1.0 steals per game (SPG) in just 23.9 minutes per game last year. Shumpert's also brings valuable playoff experience from his multiple years playing alongside LeBron James with the Cleveland Cavaliers, and he would be a solid addition to the Lakers' bench.
1. Marcus Morris, Forward
Marcus Morris had another successful season as a role player last year, averaging 13.9 points per game (PPG) to go along with 6.1 rebounds per game (RPG) for the Boston Celtics. He would be a great player for the Lakers to add, as he can provide a scoring punch and is a hard-nosed defender. Adding Morris could give the Lakers' some much-needed toughness off the bench.
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