Lakers Rumors: Bob Myers Could Be Potential Candidate After Magic Johnson’s Resignation
Ezra Shaw-Getty Images North America

Before Magic Johnson’s resignation to conclude the 2018-19 NBA season, the Los Angeles Lakers were preparing for the 2019 NBA Draft and free agency.

Although the narrative quickly changed, the Lakers still have an unexpected lottery pick and $38 million in cap space to significantly improve the roster.

As there reportedly are no imminent changes, all of the attention has been on who will be Johnson’s replacement as president of basketball operations.

And in the early stages, Golden State Warriors president of basketball operations Bob Myers has been brought up as a ‘natural target,’ according to Marc Stein of New York Times:

While it is difficult to see Myers leaving the Warriors who are attempting to win four championships in five seasons, he has ties to Los Angeles. Along with playing college basketball at UCLA, Myers was an agent at Wasserman Media Group which is based in the city.

Although Johnson stepping down was a major surprise, the Lakers have an opportunity to look outside of their family circle. After missing the playoffs for the sixth consecutive season, this would be a step in the right direction for owner Jeanie Buss.

As it currently stands, the team’s president of basketball operations job will be highly coveted and Buss needs to take advantage of the situation.

You May Also Like

NBA, NBPA ‘Close’ On Salary Cap, Luxury Tax For 2021 Season

A lot of work still needs to be done in order to get the 2020-21 NBA season underway, which means the league…

NBA Free Agency Rumors: Lakers Interested In Danny Green, Terrence Ross, Seth Curry, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope

Not only did the Los Angeles Lakers make a splash with the acquisition of Anthony Davis but they also managed to clear…

NBA Rumors: Paul George ‘Would Love To Play’ Alongside Gordon Hayward

Paul George’s future with the Indiana Pacers is uncertain. The veteran forward isn’t happy about his situation with the Pacers…

NBA Draft Rumors: Philadelphia 76ers Considering De’Aaron Fox, Dennis Smith Jr. With Third Pick

The NBA Draft is swiftly approaching and teams are scrambling to find out every bit of information they can on this year’s crop of athletes….