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SportRob Pelinka on expectation for Lakers next season: 'Anything short of a championship is not success'

00:15  13 july  2019
00:15  13 july  2019 Source:   sportingnews.com

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Robert Todd Pelinka Jr. (born December 23, 1969) is an American (NBA) team executive, lawyer, sports agent, and former college basketball player from Lake Bluff, Illinois (suburban Chicago).

Pelinka : I’m glad that Laker fans every year have an expectation of championship . I wouldn’t want it to be anything else. We feel like we are doing that , and we’ll get to a point of completion. I think the most important thing is not to say hey, ‘On day 333 of the plan, here’s exactly what’s going to happen

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After making drastic changes to the Lakers' roster this offseason, general manager Rob Pelinka stressed that expectations will be high entering the 2019-20 season.

The most notable change comes with the addition of Anthony Davis, who the Lakers acquired in a trade with the Pelicans in exchange for Lonzo Ball, Josh Hart and Brandon Ingram. When free agency started, the Lakers were in the running to land Kawhi Leonard.

But when the NBA Finals MVP opted to sign with the cross-town rival Clippers, the Lakers filled out their roster by adding DeMarcus Cousins, Danny Green, Jared Dudley, Quinn Cook and Avery Bradley. They also re-signed Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Rajon Rondo, Alex Caruso and JaVale McGee.

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The Los Angeles Lakers are in the midst of a busy offseason that required them to navigate not only the 2018 Pelinka recently spoke to the media to give his take on which path he believes the Lakers should take. I don’t think leveraging the success of the future for a short now, is the right thing to do.

That the Lakers aspire to win a championship as soon as possible is no secret either. And while top free agents have shunned the Lakers for the past few years, Pelinka thinks that is changing. The decision to inform World Peace that he would not be on the team next season was made swiftly to

With the upgraded roster, Pelinka said Friday the Lakers need to win a 2020 NBA title in order to consider the season successful.

"For us anything short of a championship is not success," he said on a conference call (via the Los Angeles Times).

Pelinka also revealed he relied on input from James and Davis to help make decisions on filling out the Lakers' roster.

"We view our relationships here with our star players as partnerships," Pelinka told reporters. "I know both Anthony and LeBron are excited about the 14 guys and how we’re going to come together. Both of their input has been incredibly valuable to me."

Pelinka's comments come just a couple months after the Lakers finished 10th in the Western Conference with a 37-45 record, missing the playoffs for the sixth season in a row.

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