Magic Johnson is no stranger to bold statements or simply speaking his mind. That doesn’t seem to have changed even with his new position with the Los Angeles Lakers as president of basketball operations. In an appearance on AM 570 LA Sports with Roggin and Rodney on Monday, Johnson made a comment which could be telling regarding the intentions of the Lakers brass heading into the offseason. Magic said the team is going after a superstar, via executive producer of the show, Jason Stewart: The Lakers finished the 2016-17 NBA season with only 26 wins. The team failed to end the playoff drought which has now lasted four years. Although the team saw some promising signs of progress and potential from D’Angelo Russell, Brandon Ingram, and Ivica Zubac, the squad still lacks leadership and a superstar. Fortunately for Magic and company, the team may have a few opportunities to bring in a superstar-caliber player this summer. It is widely known that Paul George of the Indiana Pacers is a possibility for Los Angeles with the perennial All-Star reportedly interested in signing with the Lakers in 2018. Chicago Bulls star Jimmy Bulter might also be a potential target with talk of the 27-year-old set to be on the trading block this summer.
Magic Johnson Says Lakers Will Try To ‘Bring In’ A Superstar
Lakers Nation | Apr 19