Fact is: the Los Angeles Lakers have 61 Million of free cap space and no problem to sign at least two max contract free agents this off-season.
1. Kawhi Leonard
The Claw and the San Antonio Spurs are in an open war. Kawhi didn't play for nearly the whole season and nobody really knows why. For us it looks like a disruption. Leonard reportedly asked to find a solution to join the Lakers. The problem is: if the Spurs let Kawhi go, they will lose quality in a tough West and risk to fall out of the playoff range. On top a guy like Gregg Popovich always finds arguments to keep his players happy. Nevertheless, the chances that Kawhi is leaving are high. He is native from L.A. and in his prime years. Being part of a new Superteam in his hometown, could be possibly his last chance.
2. Paul George
Paul George joined forces last off-season with Carmelo Anthony and Russell Westbrook in Oklahoma. He did it with a one year contract and this has a reason. Would the new big 3 work out and win, he had the chance to stay. If not, what actually happened, he is free to leave to his first choice destination, which is Los Angeles. He is originally from the L.A. county, so also for him it would be a move back home. As it is in his own hands to chose his next destination, it could be relatively easy to sign him for the Lakers.
3. LeBron James
The King is a restricted free-agent this summer and after the tough year of the Cleveland Cavaliers and the obvious big difference between them and the Golden State Warriorsit seems that LeBron's time in Ohio is finally over. James has only a few years left to finalize his legacy and he will definitely try to win Championships in this time. And this is the biggest challenge for the Lakers. Magic Johnson has to present a finished, perfect team, which is ready to win, perfectly fitting to LeBron James himself. The King has to believe that the squad is able to win immediately or he wouldn't join them. Otherwise teams like the Houston Rockets or the Philadelphia 76ers already have some more assets in their hands.