The Los Angeles Lakers have won their second straight NBA title and are on cloud nine right now after beating their archrivals in the Boston Celtics in one of the most thrilling NBA Finals series in recent memory. Even though most of the Lakers are only thinking about where they will be going on vacation right now, the front office is already at work to keep this championship team intact and look into possible additions in order to repeat as NBA champs next season.
There has been a lot of talk throughout the season about a possible trade which would send Andrew Bynum and others to the Toronto Raptors in exchange All-Star forward Chris Bosh. Even though this would almost certainly make the defending champs a much better team, Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak has not pulled the trigger on this trade.
Despite not making this move, there is still a possibility that it could get done this summer through a sign-and-trade. In the meantime, the one offseason acquisition that could get made by the Lakers is signing two-time scoring champion Tracy McGrady.
Recently, McGrady came out and said that he wants to sign with a winner this summer and there would be no better team to sign with than the Los Angeles Lakers. The Lakers are a favorite of fans of NBA betting – as they smashed spreads on their way to the title this year.
The only problem with this move is that McGrady would have to come off the bench and would be battling with Shannon Brown for playing time.
Obviously, when Tracy McGrady is healthy, he is a force to be reckoned with on the offensive end of the floor, but whether or not he actually could fit in with Kobe Bryant and company remains to be seen.
The signing of McGrady could be a step in the right direction for the Lakers, but it is uncertain how interested the defending champs would be in signing this injury prone superstar.