The Los Angeles Lakers will have a considerable amount of cap space this summer and might be considering making a play at some of the bigger names on the open market. One that has surfaced as a potential target is Lance Stephenson according to Sean Deveney of Sporting News:
The Lakers, Bulls and Bobcats will be among the teams who can and would offer an ample payday and increased opportunity for Stephenson this summer.
It remains uncertain at this point in time if the Lakers will make a serious run at any of the big-name players potentially on the market. LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony may be among the free agent class of 2014 this summer, but they’ll need to opt-out of their current deals in order to do so.
If neither James or Anthony become free agents, Stephenson will be one of the most sought after players. Although still considered a secondary player with the Indiana Pacers to the likes of All-Stars Paul George and Roy Hibbert, Stephenson is quickly emerging as a star and was one of the surprising snubs for the Eastern Conference All-Star reserves recently.
Stephenson is currently averaging career-high numbers across the board. In 47 games with the Pacers this season, Stephenson is averaging 14.1 points, 7.2 rebounds and 5.8 assists per game while shooting 50.1 percent from the floor.
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