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As indefinite, the Los Angeles Lakers going to be aggressive in the free agency to land a star player this summer.
The president of Team Magic Johnson was dissatisfied with the way things went into the trading deadline, as the police did not get to Anthony Davis, but there were still big fish out there.
"That will not change our plans this summer," Johnson said on Sunday, every Dave McMenamin of ESPN.com. "It's a good class [free-agency] and we just want to get one of them."
Depending on what players are doing with their summer contract options, the free agent class generates a big one. Kevin Durant, Kawhi Leonard and Kyrie Irving are among those available, and the Lakers are certainly interested in a bunch of them.
LeBron James seems to have recruited his picks for the All-Star Game:
Leonard and Klay Thompson are from Southern California and can return home when they are free agency. Playing James can also be a draw for many players regardless of position.
The Lakers had a big win at the free agency in the past offseason when LeBron signed a four-year deal. Unfortunately, he does not have time due to injury, and the young players on the roster do not live up to expectations.
After losing Sunday at Philadelphia 76ers Los Angeles was 28-28 in the season and 8-14 since Christmas.
Another established player for the team is evidently to compete in the Western Conference, and the team can not land Davis in a trade. While both sides can negotiate a summer deal, the Lakers do not have any more to offer after negotiations fail before Thursday's deadline.
The team seems to focus on free agency to try to add a second star to the roster.