Lakers News: Buzz Surrounding DeAndre Jordan, LaMarcus Aldridge and More

The Los Angeles Lakers have found themselves in more than their fair share of headlines heading into what they surely hope will be a transformative summer after two seasons spent in the NBA's basement. 

Drafting D'Angelo Russell put a jolt into the backcourt, although it leaves them without a surefire star in the frontcourt to help usher in a new era for the purple and gold.

The search for a big man will likely be the Lakers' saga of the summer. There is plenty of chatter on that front, so let's take a look at the latest talk in this quest to transform the team.


DeAndre Jordan

Wouldn't it be swell to just snag the best center already playing in the Staples Center and simply have him swap laundry?

DeAndre Jordan is coming off a career year with the Los Angeles Clippers, but he may be set to move on from the team after seven seasons of steady improvement. According to USA Today's Sam Amick, the Lakers are among the teams he's willing to sit down with this summer:

The 26-year-old free agent center who spent his first seven seasons with the Clippers is clearly giving serious thought to changing jerseys, as three people with knowledge of his situation said he is expected to meet with at least four teams — the Clippers, Dallas Mavericks, Los Angeles Lakers and New York Knicks — in the first few days of free agency. The meetings are expected to take place in the Los Angeles office where Jordan's representatives, Dan Fegan and Happy Walters of Relativity Sports, are based. The people spoke to USA TODAY Sports on the condition of anonymity because of the private nature of the process.

Convincing Jordan to don the purple and gold will likely be a difficult task for Los Angeles. Jordan is coming off a year in which he set career highs in field-goal percentage and points and rebounds per game. 

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