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

“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.”