The Los Angeles Lakers want to sign several players on low-cost contracts to strengthen the bench in the offseason, according to ESPN.
The Lakers ‘ interests include offensive guard Jordan Clarkson (Utah jazz), center Nerlens Noel (Oklahoma city thunder), light forward Mo Harkless (new York Knicks), and point guards Jeff Teague (Atlanta hawks) and D. J. Augustin (Orlando magic), who become free agents in the offseason.
The Lakers can spend a mid-level exception of $ 9.3 million and a two-year exception of $ 3.6 million to sign some of the above performers, as well as their own free agents, center Dwight Howard and heavy forward Markif Morris.
The insider clarified the situation of James Harden and Russell Westbrook in “Houston”
NBA insider Jonathan Feigen believes the Houston rockets will retain defensemen Russell Westbrook and James Harden for next season.
“It’s not the team’s plan for the off — season to clean up the roster and start all over again. The reason I’m sure of this is that the rockets certainly keep James Harden up to date with all the plans and provide him with information about the search for a new head coach, discuss all the issues even on candidates. Harden would not have been kept up to date with all the plans if they were going to trade him and Westbrook,” Fadeaway World quoted Feigen as saying.
Rumors of a possible trade for Westbrook intensified after the departure of head coach Mike d’antoni and General Manager Daryl Morey from the rockets. Some insiders also admitted the possibility of a breakup with Harden.
A source said the Lakers are likely to sign the former NBA MVP in the offseason
The General Manager of one of the NBA clubs said that the League champion Los Angeles Lakers in the 2020/2021 season can add point guard “Detroit pistons” derrick rose.
According to an anonymous source heavy.com, rose will become a Lakers player in January-February 2021.
Derrick rose participated in NBA all — Star games from 2010 to 2012. In 2011, he was named the NBA’s most valuable player. The 2019/2020 season was one of the best for the player since the League MVP title. He averaged 18.1 points, 5.6 assists, and 2.4 rebounds per game.