It seems that D’Angelo Russell isn’t the one former Los Angeles Lakers participant the staff is concentrating on in 2019 NBA free company. Though the Lakers might have their eye on Russell, their plan seems to be taking form and options an apparent best choice in Toronto Raptors ahead Kawhi Leonard.
Heavy.com’s Brandon ‘Scoop B’ Robinson reported that whereas Leonard is the highest choice, the Lakers are making ready for all eventualities by concentrating on a number of different names as properly. Certainly one of which is former Milwaukee Bucks heart Brook Lopez, who’s coming off a powerful season enjoying alongside Giannis Antetokounmpo and firm.
“Brook Lopez is a Lakers goal this summer time. He really wished to re-sign with them final season. The Lakers want an enormous man, however at what value? Lopez raised his worth final season whereas enjoying with the Bucks.” Robinson instructed me, by way of textual content message.
Past that, he proceeded to level out that whereas Leonard is the point of interest if the staff fails to signal him, that turning the eye to Lopez and some different choices is on the desk.
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Lakers Free Company Plan at Guard, Lopez Hook up with Teaching Employees
With Kawhi Leonard being the highest choice for the Lakers this low season, in addition they do have plans A-Z.
Certainly one of them may very well be concentrating on decrease tier level guards like Darren Collison or Patrick Beverley to go with LeBron James and Anthony Davis. Lopez is an choice for the Lakers to stability out their assault with Davis and James.
Lopez could be a very good match within the Lakers’ scheme as a result of he has a very good relationship with Lakers assistant coach, Jason Kidd, who coached Lopez in Brooklyn. Having performed alongside Giannis Antetokounmpo in Milwaukee, Lopez can have no downside enjoying with Anthony Davis as a viable choice as a excessive motor in observe pushing The Forehead.
Lopez has one thing comparable in Brooklyn with Reggie Evans.
“To be sincere with you once I received to Brooklyn; you possibly can even ask Brook this, however I instructed him: ‘you will make the All-Star [team] this 12 months,’” Evans instructed Scoop B Radio.
“I instructed him: ‘your hardest opponent goes to be me in observe,’” mentioned Evans.
“The whole lot labored out in his favor,” mentioned Evans. “Brook is strong. Brook to me he isn’t comfortable.”
Lakers Concentrating on Carmelo Anthony & JR Smith
There was loads of chatter involving Carmelo Anthony and the potential of teaming up with LeBron James final season, however issues by no means performed out. In response to Robinson, the Lakers are concentrating on him in free company and now have their eyes on JR Smith, who’s a possible commerce goal presently and would possible be purchased out following a deal.
Robinson looped Anthony and Smith in as potential secondary choices who the Lakers may goal with Lopez, ought to they miss out on signing Leonard. A haul which incorporates some combination of Lopez, Collison/Beverley, Anthony and Smith would definitely be attention-grabbing.
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