Los Angeles Lakers could look to sign Darren Collison
The Los Angeles Lakers have already had a huge offseason by acquiring superstar big man Anthony Davis from the New Orleans Pelicans. Unfortunately, the price to acquire him was so high that the Lakers traded most of their quality depth. Now, they will have to turn to free agency to add pieces around Davis and LeBron James.
According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Lakers could look to sign Darren Collison in free agency if they don’t land a third star with their open cap space.
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During the 2018-19 NBA season with the Indiana Pacers, Collison ended up averaging 11.2 points per game to go along with 6.0 assists and 3.1 rebounds.
Collison would be an intriguing fit for the Lakers. He is a veteran point guard who has shown the ability to knock down the three-point shot at an extremely efficient clip. His defense leaves a bit to be desired, but he is a quality all-around player and has previous experience with head coach Frank Vogel.
James is likely going to have the ball in his hands the majority of the year. Collison isn’t the type of point guard that has to have the ball. The two of them could easily co-exist on the court.
Los Angeles also needs to find more shooting. Collison shot 40.7 percent from downtown last season with Indiana and connected on an even more impressive 46.8 percent of his three-point attempts in 2017-18. That kind of shooting is exactly what the Lakers need around James and Davis.
All of that being said, it will be interesting to see what the Lakers end up doing this offseason. Collison may not be the big star that most fans want, but he could be the kind of veteran asset that helps make L.A. a contender once again.