Mitch Kupchak Is ‘Incredibly Ecstatic’ About Future Of The Lakers
Lakers Gm Mitch Kupchak Says Team Could End Up Trading Draft Pick
Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

The Los Angeles Lakers have had their share of ups and downs so far this season. A good start was quickly forgotten thanks to an awful month of December and now the team has been trying to recover ever since.

Despite the struggles, however, the future of the franchise looks better than it has in a very long time and that fact is not lost on General Manager Mitch Kupchak.

In an interview on ESPN LA Mornings with Jorge Sedano, Keyshawn Johnson, and LZ Granderson, Kupchak said that he is very excited about the future of the Lakers:

“When I look at the future of the group, I’m incredibly ecstatic. First of all Luke Walton has done a great job. I love the way he coaches, I love the way he plays, I love his energy, how he sees the game, and I love our core going forward.”

Kupchak would go on to praise the young core as well as the current veterans:

“We have six guys, 23 or 24 (years old) or younger and there’s nothing but a bright future for all of those players. And you know something, the veterans, as frustrating as maybe the last six or seven weeks have been, they’ve been great, they remain positive, and they keep our young guys right where they should be in terms of their attitude and educating them about the NBA.”

In D’Angelo Russell, Jordan Clarkson, Brandon Ingram, Julius Randle, Larry Nance Jr., and Ivica Zubac the Lakers have a foundation that any team would love to have. And with Walton leading the way, they have a young coach who can grow along with them.

Kupchak understands the necessity of being patient with this group of players. Everyone would prefer the team to have more wins right now, but that doesn’t change the fact that the future of this group is outstanding.

You May Also Like

Shaquille O’Neal Compares Playing With Penny Hardaway, Kobe Bryant, Dwyane Wade, And LeBron James

Shaquille O’Neal had the privilege of playing with a number of all-time greats during his own Hall of Fame 20-year NBA…

Lakers News: Media Still Has Giannis Antetokounmpo Ahead Of LeBron James For 2019-20 NBA MVP

Before the 2019-20 NBA season was suspended, one of the biggest developing stories was that of the Most Valuable Player…

Paul Pierce Details Growing Up Lakers Fan, But Being Selected By Celtics In 1998 NBA Draft

For most Los Angeles Lakers fans, Paul Pierce’s name brings a certain disdain and dislike as he was a villain who had no…

Lakers News: Rudy Gay Amazed By LeBron James’ Longevity In 17th NBA Season

Coming into the 2019-20 NBA season, there were questions as to how LeBron James would perform in his 17th season with…