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Lakers Rumors & News Recap: LeBron, Melo and Kobe in 2014? Reviewed by Momizat on . The 2013-14 NBA season for the Los Angeles Lakers hasn't even begun yet and the speculation is already starting to to run rampant about the team's plans for nex The 2013-14 NBA season for the Los Angeles Lakers hasn't even begun yet and the speculation is already starting to to run rampant about the team's plans for nex Rating:
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Lakers Rumors & News Recap: LeBron, Melo and Kobe in 2014?

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Olympics: Basketball-Men's Gold Medal Game-USA vs ESPThe 2013-14 NBA season for the Los Angeles Lakers hasn’t even begun yet and the speculation is already starting to to run rampant about the team’s plans for next summer.

With all the cap space available for the Lakers next summer, the team will going hard after superstars LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony. Although it’s a stretch that the team will land both and still have Kobe Bryant, Steve Nash and Pau Gasol in the fold, the Lakers’ front office is intent on making it happen after Dwight Howard chose to sign with the Houston Rockets.

Depending on the outcome of the upcoming season for the two-time defending NBA champion Miami Heat and New York Knicks, the Lakers’ chances of bringing in LeBron, Anthony or both may change drastically.

The Heat will be considered the team to beat in the NBA next season while the Knicks will attempt to take another step closer to becoming a legitimate NBA title contender, but both teams may ultimately end up without winning a title, leaving the immediate future of LeBron and Anthony uncertain.

So although the chances of the Lakers landing one or both of these superstars is remote, it remains a possibility moving forward.

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Dwight Howard Describes “Saddest Moment” as Member of the Lakers

Lakers Rumors: Lakers, Kurt Rambis Moving Closer to Deal

Lakers News: Chris Kaman Likes Mike D’Antoni’s Offensive System

Lakers News: Chris Kaman Believes He Can Still Play at All-Star Level

Lakers News: Chris Kaman Excited to See Kobe’s Work Ethic First Hand

Lakers News: Mitch Kupchak Says Chris Kaman will Fit in Well

VIDEO: Rapper Nelly Criticizes Kobe Bryant on ESPN’s First Take

NBA News: Paul George Discusses Upcoming Free Agency, Lakers

Lakers News: Nick Young’s Contract with Lakers is for Two Years

Lakers News: Lakers Officially Sign Wesley Johnson to Roster

Kobe Told Chris Douglas-Roberts he is Three Months Ahead of Schedule

Lakers News

Chris Kaman Hopes to Regain All-Star Form with the Lakers [LA Times]

Mike D’Antoni Says Lakers Lucky to Get Kaman, Young in Free Agency [LA Times]

Metta World Peace Says He Will Sign with the New York Knicks [LA Times]

Kaman is the Latest Laker to Sign a One-Year Deal [OC Register]

Ding: Lakers Still Waiting for Nash to Create Fun for All [OC Register]

Young Comes to Lakers in Search of ‘Respect’ [OC Register]

Chris Douglas-Roberts Talks Summer League, Kobe and Jerseys [Forum Blue & Gold]

Douglas-Roberts Talks Kobe, Earning a Spot in NBA [Silver Screen & Roll]

Rambis ‘Close’ to Joining Lakers Coaching Staff [Silver Screen & Roll]

Kobe ‘Three Months Ahead’ of Schedule [Silver Screen & Roll]

NBA News

Paul George Says It’d Be Difficult to ‘Say No’ to Kobe Bryant [Sports City]

NBA News: Milwaukee Bucks Choose to Amnesty Drew Gooden [Sports City]

NBA News: Dallas Mavericks Shane Larkin Has Surgery on Broken Ankle [Sports City]

NBA Rumors: Clippers May Show Interest in Mike Miller [Sports City]

VIDEO: Jason Williams Continues to Put on a Show in China [Sports City]

His Name is Jonas [SB Nation]

Celtics’ Rondo, Brad Stevens Meet in Kentucky [SB Nation]

Knicks Want Long-Term Future With Melo [SB Nation]

Another Weird Knicks Saga [SB Nation]

The Blazers’ Quiet Makeover [SB Nation]

Bulls GM Says There Are No Plans to Move Luol Deng [Pro Basketball Talk]

Report: Raptors Reach One-Year Deal with D.J. Augustin [Pro Basketball Talk]

Report: Cavaliers May Claim Mike Miller Off Waivers [Pro Basketball Talk]

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  • adam

    never gonna happen…no chance lebron leaves miami and their dynasty/tax break (no state income tax), or melo from his hometown team thats on the upswing…though im a die hard laker fan its just not logical to “expect” either would even consider leaving. and why come to la? over 9 percent state tax, cost of living is second highest in the country, traffic sucks, and they would just be chasing legends…lebron has created his own legend in miami and melo wants to rewrite knicks history as a born and raised new yorker..dumb to even post articles like this

    • Tung

      If you’re a die hard Lakers fan, you should know why players come to LA.

  • David Tomasetti

    Never going to happen…IF LeBron leaves Miami, which is doubtful he would walk away from a Franchise that got him his rings so soon, he would go back to Cleveland. He saw the public opinion when he left the first time, and surely has matured enough not to blow them off again. In addition, Cleveland’s team will look much better than the Lakers with an aging Kobe (who I love…but lets face it), Pau Gasol, and MELO who has not proven anything yet. Let’s remember, Denver got BETTER after he left and in New York, he couldn’t be productive sharing with Stoudemire, let alone sharing with LeBron AND Kobe. This article is a waste of space.

    • brian

      A lot of times i heard KOBE is aging or older now etc. Guys, wake very up!!!! Though KOBE is 34 yrs old, remember the stats men…he can score 20, 30, 40+++ points a game. Last season, he average around 27 points per game. AND THAT’S WHAT YOU CALL OLD OR AGING????

      His age is deceiving BUT his moves are like that of a 20-25 year old players. He is very exemptional and highly unbelievable player. That’s why the man is special and his name is KOBE, the god!

      • David Tomasetti

        Look…I love Kobe, and believe he’s a top 10 All – Timer…but you have to be realistic and analytical. He doesn’t even rank in the top 50 in Field Goal Percentage and the only reason his points are as much as they are is that opposing coaches let he get his due to the fact he has no one else he can defer to. Even with Pau and Dwight. So the Defense of the Lakers becomes “don’t let anybody else beat us. If Kobe does, so be it. (btw Melo ranks about the same as Kobe as where Dwight Howard and LeBron are top 5) Plus, he is coming off a devastating injury, although I have full faith he will still be a gamer. Cleveland is his home, better coach (I would take Mike Brown over D’Antonie…and Phil prob won’t be in any condition to Coach in two years, maybe front office) , they have as much cap space as the Lakers, better supporting team-mate a la Kyrie Irving and Andrew Bynum if healthy, and it’s his home.

  • ra

    LeBron ‘runs things’ in Miami now. He would also run things in Cleveland if he left Miami. It would be hard for him to do that in LA. Melo ‘might’ consider coming here to team up with Kobe, who has been his friend over the last few years. It would be his chance to get to a Championship (face it, he won’t be able to do that in New York).

    Melo is the only graduate of the LeBron / DWade era who doesn’t have a championship, and his bretheren already have a couple, having teamed up with each other.

    Lakers winning ways would make sense for Melo. How would he fit in here? Lakers do have a way of getting to championships, and winning them (much better than New York, considering the last 30 years). He would also be working with Kobe’s instruction on becoming a champion – that would be the next big step for Melo, and makes sense.

  • Daryl Peek

    I can’t see Pat Riley letting LeBron go…

  • JUST SAY’IN

    Hey all of you commentators posting your comments on this subject…”HAVE YOU GUYS EVER HEARD THE PHRASE; LET’S GIVE’UM SOMETHING TO TALK ABOUT?”

  • Daryl Peek

    The Pistons are putting all of their hopes in Andre Drummond.

    Greg Monroe is a beast also and will be a FA in 2014. If I were in the Lakers FO I’d get a jump on a trade of Nash and Jordan Hill to the Pistons for Monroe, Stuckey, and Singler.

    Gasol can be traded later on to some team with cap room in order for us to avoid the luxury tax and get draft picks with trade a exception.

    The Pistons don’t believe in Stuckey and Knight. They recently signed Billups because of it. They drafted Peyton Siva who recently said he studied Nash going into the draft. Nash and Billups would be great mentors for Siva.

    Singler is underrated and can play SG or SF at 6’8″. Stuckey could play SG or PG at 6’5″ and is a big guard who can defend.

  • Daryl Peek

    Free agent 7-footer Byron Mullens is nearing agreement on a two-year deal with the Clippers, league sources tell Y! Sports. –Adrian Wojnarowski

    WTH! I was hoping the Lakers would take a look a Mullens. That kid is perfect for the D’Antoni system and would allow Gasol to be traded.

    Doc is trying grab everyone!

  • Tung

    I think Bosh would do well in D’Antoni’s system but I doubt Bosh would decline his player option.

  • knezpedja

    Where? At Olympics? Maybe.

  • CARLITO BUBAN

    I THINK DWIGHT HOWARD WILL GO TO MARS TO PLAY FOR THE MARSIANS..I THINK THATS COOL!!!

  • KUPCHACK/JIMBUSSREADTHIS!!!

    no pund intended but kobe is a ball hogger, now the injury will let him think more than ever to pass the ball with all alot more talent around him similar to lebron, its a team sport kobe. LAKERS MANAGEMENT NEEDS TO SIGN 1 OR 2 OR 3 POINT SHOOTERS LIKE STEPHEN JACKSON OR MIKE MILLER recently amnestied. Lakers a way better team in 2014 than this year, our bench is deeper, we are 9 deep right now excluding the likes of blake, sacre, and kelley t.b.d. if he can play?

    reach out and even sign gilbert arenas or sasha vujacic, shannon brown again, i seriously think lakers can go far if they stay healthy in marathon season, freakin dantoni better use his bench no matter what!! use your bench!!!

    no team can ever have too many 3 point shooters just look at the mavs in 2011 and how they changed how a playoff team can beat an athletic fastbreak team like the heat..
    its by unselfish passers, good defense, and good 3 point shooters.
    what about Brian Cardinal the back up forward to shawn marion or dirk nowitzki in dallas back in ’11?
    lakers need 1 or 2 more good 3 point shooters and we’re going for a SERIOUS TITLE RUN IN 2014.. HATERS BETTER BACK UP.. SO LAKERS MANAGEMENT KUPCHAK/JBUSS THIS MESSAGE IS FOR YOU!! THANKYOU!

  • KcS

    Having Kobe, LeBron and Melo in the roster would be awesome and it’s definitely possible and I’m looking forward to it!!! If any of those players want to win a few more rings over the next several years, all they have to do is get together for dinner and come to agreement with their contracts to avoid any conflicts and there ya go; we’ll have all three wearing the Lakers uniform :-)

  • bleach

    that’s insane. Well we can do in the game NBA2k14 ehehehe

  • Larry Golden

    That would be a fun team to watch, but it will never happen.

  • Joseph Apohen

    I like the idea of LeBron and Melo coming to LA. However, I don’t see much of a chance of Bron coming to LA as Riley will do everthing to keep him in Miami. However, if both should come to LA, Nash can be waived and most likey picked up by Toronto as he is a Canadian. Bron would then be the next Magic Johnson at pg. Kobe at sg and Melo at sf. Hopefully there will not be any conflicts. They might need three balls though.

    • Paytc

      Because two of the three play defense, they would only need two balls :)
      One thing great players share in common is wanting to win.I would think Carmelo not having a championship ring might be mature, and willing enough to make the necessary sacrifice.
      There is no question Kobe is all about winning championships.And now that D.Wade gave Lebron the support,and showed him the way,Lebron is addicted to championships too.
      There is no guarantee either of those players will join the Lakers.But there is a guarantee the Lakers will attract, and land, a superstar or two in 2014.They may have one or two starting to blossom on the team this coming year….. Nick Young appears to have lots of potential and ability.

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