Lakers' big free-agent question: Superstar or multiple role players?

Friedell: Butler best free agent for Lakers (1:21)

Nick Friedell and Matt Barnes discuss which top-tier free agents the Lakers should peruse, mentioning Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving and Jimmy Butler. (1:21)

The Los Angeles Lakers now have max-level salary-cap room in NBA free agency. How should they spend it?

With the Washington Wizards agreeing to join the Lakers' deal with the New Orleans Pelicans for Anthony Davis -- as reported by ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, Zach Lowe and Bobby Marks -- L.A. can now complete it as an over-the-cap team after using more than $30 million in cap space rather than needing to use part of their room to facilitate the trade. That means an extra $8-9 million in spending power for the Lakers.

Would the Lakers be better off pursuing a single max free agent or splitting up their cap space multiple ways to fill out a roster that now features just three players under contract? Let's take a look at their options.