Lakers Rumors: Breaking Down Latest Free-Agent Buzz out of Los Angeles

The Los Angeles Lakers might not have brought in Carmelo Anthony or other superstars this offseason, but the front office has remained busy.

First, the team was able to retain the services of both Nick Young and Jordan Hill on multiyear deals. The organization then announced a trade to acquire Jeremy Lin, a first-round pick and a second-round pick for the rights to Sergei Lishchuk.

Although many of the top targets have since decided to sign with other teams this offseason, there are still a number of moves that the Lakers can make to improve heading into next season. Here is a look at the latest decisions the front office must make over the next few weeks.


Carlos Boozer Headed to Los Angeles?

According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports, the Chicago Bulls decided to let Carlos Boozer go by using the amnesty clause, giving the organization enough cap space to sign Pau Gasol.

Considering the Bulls brought in the former Lakers forward, it would almost be poetic if Los Angeles did the same thing.

Marc Stein of ESPN notes that not many teams have the money to sign Boozer:

As a result, Eric Pincus of the Los Angeles Daily News believes the Lakers will at least put in a bid for the veteran player:

Although Boozer has seen his production drop in recent years, he is still a force in the low post. This past season, the power forward averaged 13.7 points and 8.3 rebounds per game. Considering the Lakers finished 25th in the NBA in rebounding last year, they could use the upgrade on the boards.

Additionally, the 12-year veteran has a chance to be a leader for a young roster in Los Angeles. Although first-round pick Julius Randle is expecting to make a big impact in his rookie season, he could use some lessons from a player who has been successful in this league for over a decade.

Article Source: Bleacher Report - Los Angeles Lakers