The Los Angeles Lakers are currently building for what could be a very promising future in the post-Kobe Bryant era. Adding Jordan Clarkson, Julius Randle and D’Angelo Russell were steps forward in this process and general manager Mitch Kupchak hopes it’ll setup the team for years to come.
During an appearance on SiriusXM NBA Radio, Kupchak said the following about the team’s vision with Clarkson and Russell:
— SiriusXM NBA Radio (@SiriusXMNBA) July 24, 2015
Many Lakers fans were concerned after the team’s performance in the NBA Summer League earlier this month. Los Angeles finished with a 1-4 record and weren’t very impressive with Russell leading the way in the backcourt.
Although the team’s performance was disappointing to say the least, the five times the Lakers played in Las Vegas were only exhibition games. The four losses were meaningless, but many did expect more from a team filled with promising young talent.
If Russell and Clarkson develop as expected, the Lakers could be back in contention in the near future. There’s a long way to go before the team actually knows what they have with these two guards, but if all goes well, the team’s vision will come to fruition.[divide]