Lakers Rumors: Breaking Down Buzz on Jeremy Lin, Amar’e Stoudemire and More

It's already been an interesting offseason for the Los Angeles Lakers. They started things off by drafting D'Angelo Russell with the second overall pick, which seemed to go against the conventional grain with Jahlil Okafor on the board. 

That offbeat trend has continued into the early free-agent period. The Lakers have tried to make a big splash but were spurned when LaMarcus Aldridge announced on Twitter he intends to sign with San Antonio, and ESPN's Marc Stein and Tim MacMahon reported DeAndre Jordan will sign with Dallas when the moratorium ends on July 9. 

As a result, the Lakers have been forced to look in different directions to fill out a roster for next season without committing big dollars for multiple years to players. It's not a bad strategy to take, though it's hardly the exciting splash fans in Los Angeles were hoping to see from this team coming off a 21-61 season.

Here's what the Lakers could be looking to do as the free-agent pool begins to fill up with the second- and third-tier players. 


A Jeremy Lin Reunion?

The Lakers aren't hurting for guards—in volume, if not quality—but one option the team hasn't given up on is Jeremy Lin. 

Of course, Mark Medina of the Los Angeles Daily News reported the Lakers are one of many teams showing interest in Lin:

The Lakers expressed interest in retaining Lin after free agency began on Tuesday night, according to a league source familiar with the situation. Lin also fielded interest from several teams, including Dallas, Memphis, Indiana, Chicago, San Antonio and the Clippers, according to a league source. 

Lin would seem to favor other teams over the Lakers after his one season in Los Angeles. The 26-year-old shot a respectable 36.9 percent from three-point range, but he drew the ire of head coach Byron Scott late in the season due to turno...

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