On October 14th today, Lakers general manager Pelinka gave an interview on the sidelines.
Reporter: What is your strategy to continue building the team after the end of last season?
Palinca: The key word is continuity. We are striving to retain the team lineup that played until the Western Conference Finals. If five players become free agents or need to renew their contracts, they all choose to return to the Lakers. Davis, Russell, Kobayashi, Vanderbilt, and Reeves all chose to stay, which reflects their feelings for this team.