Lakers GM Rob Pelinka: 2018 Playoffs Show Young Players Can Be Difference-Makers

Lakers GM Rob Pelinka: 2018 Playoffs Show Young Players Can Be Difference-Makers

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LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 21:  Lakers' GM Rob Pelinka attends a basketball game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the New York Knicks at Staples Center on January 21, 2018 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Allen Berezovsky/Getty Images)

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Los Angeles Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka believes the Boston Celtics could indirectly help the Lakers land marquee free agents as the Celtics show a team can contend despite relying on a group of young stars.

Pelinka discussed his opinion during ESPN’s coverage of the 2018 NBA draft combine (h/t RealGM):

“The playoffs, this year, I think have revealed young players can be difference makers. In fact, as the game gets faster and more athletic, you need that to compete in today’s NBA. So, we feel like our young core is incredibly attractive. The other thing we’ve restored is just sort of the ethos of the Lakers. It had become a little bit stagnant. Free agents weren’t looking at the Lakers as a destination. To use a metaphor, it became a little bit like Blackberry versus Apple.”

The Lakers also shared a video of Pelinka’s full interview:

        

This article will be updated to provide more information on this story as it becomes available.

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May 17, 2018 at 06:26PM

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