The Los Angeles Lakers are expected to have a busy summer as they try to rebuild again. LeBron James says it will be a critical phase for the purple and gold and the three-time NBA champion plans to take an active role to make sure that they get the right talent in place.

But before going after new blood, the Lakers need to figure out who stays and who goes. It remains to be seen if they will make another go at Anthony Davis of the New Orleans Pelicans or some other high-profile NBA star that is set to hit the free agent market.

One name that comes to mind on the Anthony Davis trade talks is Brandon Ingram. With the 21-year-old Laker diagnosed with DVT and later on undergoing surgery, his trade value may have taken a hit. It is likely that other teams have taken notice and adding him to potential packages may no longer be a wise move, the 30 Podcast reported.

Seeing how Ingram is on the recovery phase, talking about a trade at this point may not be appeasing. But considering the Lakers have to find the right tools and players to play alongside LeBron James, skimming through their current assets and figuring out how to make the team better is an urgent need.

James mentioned how he came to Los Angeles to win. However, he knows that he cannot do it all by his lonesome. To get the right players to help him out, the 34-year-old plans to take a more aggressive role in player recruitment.

“Obviously, the franchise is going to live forever. But for me personally, it’s very critical, because I want to compete and I want to compete now,” said James in an interview.

But at the top of the list is the future of Lakers coach Luke Walton. Team owner Jeanie Buss refused to address the 38-year-olds' future and any personnel movement within the team may entirely depend on who would be at the helm.

As one can see, the Lakers are in quite a bind. The NBA vets like Lance Stephenson, JaVale McGee, Tyson Chandler, and Rajon Rondo are more likely to leave. Some young stalwarts are likely to stay unless they end up getting traded to other teams.