The Los Angeles Lakers have a lot of prime free agent targets on their radar as they inch nearer to the beginning of free company. Amongst these rumored have been superstars Kawhi Leonard, Kyrie Irving, and – oddly sufficient – D’Angelo Russell.
Whereas rumors have been flying concerning the place every of the gamers desires to/will find yourself, let’s check out the newest info for every and see simply precisely what goes down with the Lakers prime free company targets.
Lakers Free Company Tracker: Kawhi Leonard Set for Assembly
Kawhi Leonard was introduced to be taking a gathering with the Clippers on July 2nd, but no official phrase has come out concerning his reported assembly with the Lakers. Whereas NBA insider Arye Abraham reported that the assembly is about, we sill have to attend to seek out out precisely when it could be. It’s unknown how Kawhi plans to stagger out his free company conferences and there may very well be an opportunity that the Lakers wind up pitching Leonard on the identical day because the Clippers.
Leonard can be giving his present workforce, the Toronto Raptors, critical consideration as they’re by far the heavy betting favourite to maintain the Finals MVP. Leonard has appeared to get pleasure from dwelling in Toronto and the fan base has totally embraced him as one among their very own. Outdoors of the larger contract that Toronto can provide, the fan base has supplied Leonard issues like a free condominium, a sponsorship take care of the corporate that gave Drake his personal aircraft, and meals.
Leonard has been his common quiet self concerning his free company plans and if we all know one factor for positive, it’s no one is aware of ANYTHING concrete on what Kawhi Leonard is pondering.
Lakers Free Company Tracker: Brooklyn Favorites for Kyrie Irving
Kyrie has been reportedly linked to the Lakers for a substantial period of time now, relationship all the best way again to the start of the playoffs. Whereas Kyrie is closely favored to take his abilities to Brooklyn, the Lakers have remained within the operating as a possible touchdown spot and are aggressively pursuing a reunion of James and Irving.
Nonetheless, if Irving goes to the Nets or not has some critical free company implications on the Lakers. Whereas they might lose out on Irving, his loss opens the door for an additional free agent goal – and one who they’ll seize at a decrease price.
Lakers Free Company Tracker: D’Angelo Russell A Suprise Free Agent Goal
One of many extra attention-grabbing names the Lakers have been linked to is restricted free agent D’Angelo Russell. If the Nets convey on Kyrie Irving, Russell appears to be the odd man out. Sharing not solely a place however an especially comparable fashion of play, it could be troublesome for the 2 to co-exist on the identical flooring and the Nets can be higher off allocating that cash to constructing a powerful contender round Irving (or by bringing on one other max contract celebrity.
Whereas a reunion with the Lakers appears unusual for Russell after being traded in a wage dump, PBO Magic Johnson is gone and Russell appears to haven’t any ailing will in the direction of the franchise. If the Nets resign Russell’s rights with a view to go after different free brokers, count on the Lakers to leap in and make a play.