Lakers Rumors & News Recap: LeBron, Melo and Kobe in 2014?
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.
Lakers Nation 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]
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]