It's not a secret that the Los Angeles Lakers are one of the most overpowered teams in the NBA this season. Besides the impressive roster they had last season, they added Dennis Schroder, Montrezl Harell, and Marc Gasol for even more depth.
And if that wasn't enough, the purple and gold recently reached an agreement with Andre Drummond - one of the most dominant rebounders of the decade - to fix their woes inside the paint.
Then again, you don't have to be a basketball savant to realize that LeBron James and Anthony Davis' injuries have taken a toll on their game and their championship aspirations right now.
Moreover, with other teams - like the Brooklyn Nets - making more moves to try and win a ring, the Lakers can't afford to fall behind. That's why here, we present you with the most likely candidates to fill their final roster spot.
NBA Rumors: The Most Likely Candidates To Join The Lakers
3. Demarre Carroll
Demarre Carroll built a reputation around the NBA thanks to his hustle, grit, and grind in the defensive end of the floor. Even if his shot wasn't falling in his last season, he was still a solid 3-and-D wing.
Carroll can match up with bigger players thanks to his length and strength and is outstanding in help defense. He's used to guarding the best forwards in the league and he's currently a free agent.
2. Wilson Chandler
Wilson Chandler last played for the Brooklyn Nets before a brief tenure at the Chinese CBA. He's an incredibly versatile wing that can play both forward spots and knock down shots from all three levels.
Efficiency was never the issue with Wilson Chandler as he can do a little bit of everything and switch very well on defense. However, he's always been injury-prone and that's why he's not in the league right now.
1. Otto Porter Jr
Otto Porter Jr will draw plenty of attention in the buyout market, that's for sure. He would be a massive improvement for any championship contender thanks to his youth, defense, and three-point shooting.
Porter Jr has struggled to stay healthy over the past two years but he's a prime buyout candidate that could join the Lakers on a discount. He's the missing piece they need to be back at the top.