Lakers News And Rumors Recap: Kevin Love Rumors Continue
The Los Angeles Lakers main focus seems to fall towards NBA free agency in 2015. With big market names like Lebron James and Rajon Rondo, the Lakers seem to keep their eye on one particular player among the list of free agents.
That particular player is perennial All-Star Kevin Love from the Minnesota Timberwolves. In most recent news, reports are coming in saying Kevin Love’s decision in free agency 2015 will be a choice between staying with the Timberwolves or signing with the Lakers.
The rumors surrounding Love has been pretty consistent all year long with numerous reports from the media talking about the 25-year-old prospect from UCLA. With all the indication of news and rumors surrounding Kevin Love, it’s clear the Lakers are focused on spending big in the next two off-seasons to create a championship contending team.
The Lakers front office have also been pretty busy about their current plans this off-season. General Manager of the Lakers, Mitch Kupchak, decided to not use the stretch provision on Lakers veteran point guard Steve Nash.
The decision was made due to the plan on saving a majority of their cap space for free agency in 2015, not this summer. The Lakers long-term goal is to get back into title contention by the process of saving the proper amount of cap space. Hopefully, Lakers management can get the team back on track and achieve a 17th championship banner in the near future.
Lakers Nation News
Lakers considering a lineup change at point guard – LA Times
Trail Blazers: Terry Stotts calls Hawks a ‘dangerous’ team, similar to the Lakers – Oregon Live
Steve Nash Released if LeBron James Signs in Free Agency – Sports World Report
Lakers Schedule Promises More Pain – NBC Los Angeles
Kevin Love to New York, L.A. speculation grows with Knicks in town – Bring Me The News
Blazers G Earl Watson Considers Transition Into Coaching After Playing Career – SB Nation
Gerald Henderson expected to miss rest of games this week – SB Nation
Paul Millsap out against Blazers, Pero Antic will dress but likely not play – SB Nation
Frustrated Tyson Chandler isn’t sure of his future with Knicks – Pro Basketball Talk
Joe Dumars, frustrated with criticism, expected to be out as Pistons’ general manager – Pro Basketball Talk
Suns’ Leandro Barbosa fractures hand in loss to Clippers – Pro Basketball Talk
Report: Carmelo Anthony’s camp doesn’t want to wait for 2015 Knicks rebuild – Pro Basketball Talk
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Interested in Owning NBA Team – Bleacher Report
Kobe Bryant Explains The “Mamba Mentality” At The Kobe 9 Experience