“Historically, Lakers had role players that were a part of the team for 5+ years (Horry, Fox, Fisher and Odom). These teams were part of championships and were allowed to find their niche on the team over time.
Since 2019, Lakers consistently sign one year deals without team options (Monk, Walker Jr.). For example, a lot of work and coaching resources were placed on Malik Monk. Monk seemed to flourish in pick and role situations and then let go for nothing.
The consistent turnover seems to show the Lakers lack of commitment to role players and lack of team options seriously hurts the Lakers success over time. Can you please explain this shift from building a foundation built on role players to now one year players with no stability or commitment for a long term run?”
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