The two big-name free agents that have been linked with the Los Angeles Lakers over the past few weeks have been LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony. Although it may be a stretch for the Lakers to land both or even one of the two, another big-name has surfaced that might be more attainable.
According to ESPN The Magazine’s Chris Broussard, the Lakers are interested in free agent power forward Chris Bosh via Dave McMenamin of ESPN:
There's another big fish the Lakers are interested in according to @Chris_Broussard: Chris Bosh.
— Dave McMenamin (@mcten) July 1, 2014
With Bosh recently opting out of his contract with the Miami Heat, the perennial All-Star is officially a free agent. Although many believe the Heat’s superstar trio of Bosh, LeBron and Dwyane Wade will stay intact, there’s a chance that Bosh does try to head elsewhere with the prospect of making more money.
The Lakers’ chances of landing LeBron and or Anthony don’t seem all that high at the moment, but bringing in Bosh might be a more realistic option. Bosh was set to make over $20 million next season and the year after with the Heat. Los Angeles likely wouldn’t sign him for that much, but anything is possible if the franchise can’t lockup their top two targets.
Other free agents linked with the Lakers early in free agency are Isaiah Thomas and Trevor Ariza. More names are bound to surface on throughout the week.
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