Los Angeles Lakers
If I have said it once, I have said it a million times this season. The Los Angeles Lakers are no where close to winning a championship with their current roster. The Western Conference, and really the NBA in general, is so competitive this year that the Lakers are going to need much more than what they have surrounded LeBron James with at this point.
I often wonder if LeBron even cared about winning when he made the decision to go to Los Angeles, but that’s a debate for another day. With all of the youth on their squad, coupled with the odd group of veterans they chose to sign, LeBron has his work cut out for him if he wants to win another ring.
Adding Parker would give them another chip. Of course, Parker is only 25. But, at this point, he’s a veteran — a veteran who can’t even find playing time on arguably the worst team in the league.
You wonder if this is a gut-check for Parker, where he realizes he has to change his mentality around the game and his role with his next team. Parker could flourish under the leadership of LeBron. He’s always had the talent.