It's been about a week since the Lakers won it all, bringing home a 17th title in franchise history from the Orlando bubble. And now, because the past is the past, it's time to start thinking about the future!
And to that end, there's been some news. Anthony Davis (as expected) reportedly plans to opt out of the final year of his contract, then (as expected) re-sign with the Lakers. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Rajon Rondo are also reportedly to opt out of their final years, but does that mean both are gone?
The answers to these questions, and more, fall under the umbrella of more meta, overarching questions the Lakers have to answer:
How much energy should be devoted to running it back in as close to the same form as last season?
How much of a priority should 2021 space have (i.e. for the Summer of Giannis)?
How big is the gap between the Lakers and the rest of the conference right now?
The answers to those questions could largely dictate team strategy. So we give them a go.
From there, it's a look at the Clippers and new head coach Ty Lue. Are they better off now than with Doc Rivers? What happens now to Houston in the post-Daryl Morey era?
Finally... old Telly Savalas commercials!