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But a pairing with fellow European star Kristaps Porzingis — who, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic, is expected to receive a five-year, 8 million contract from Dallas — could rocket them into contender status.
Porzingis hasn’t played in over a year due to a torn left ACL suffered in February 2018.
Horford has proven time and time again that he is one of the best defensive players, let alone bigs, in the NBA while the 7-foot-3 Porzingis has the advantage over almost any matchup in the paint. Aside from the defensive prospects, Horford would form quite the offensive duo — and lighten the load — with the young Doncic.
Now, the 33-year-old is expected to hit the open market in search of greener (and more lucrative) pastures — just not Celtics green.
But the biggest question for the Lakers now is what to do with that extra max slot: do they split the salary into multiple players, or go for the star free agent home run?
The former may be the better choice, but should Jeanie Buss, Rob Pelinka and the Lakers opt for the latter?
But for the Lakers, who shipped out much of their under-contract roster in order to acquire Anthony Davis (and later open up another max salary slot), there is some serious work to be done.
The Lakers have the talent; Davis alongside Le Bron James could dominate the court with three other players plucked off the street.