Lakers Rumors: Buzz from Los Angeles on Goran Dragic, Greg Monroe and More

If the history of the Los Angeles Lakers is any indication, they will bounce right back next season. 

After all, this team doesn’t stay down for long, otherwise there wouldn’t be so many championship banners hanging in the Staples Center rafters. The only way to bounce back next season, though, is with something of a roster overhaul, which is where the latest buzz comes into play.

Here is a look at some rumors from Los Angeles.


Goran Dragic

Jeff Zillgitt and Sam Amick of USA Today provided an update on the Lakers’ interest in Phoenix Suns point guard Goran Dragic: “The Lakers are also known to be interested in pairing Dragic with Kobe Bryant, but the list of suitors is expected to be long.”

Dragic could opt out of the final year of his contract this summer and likely will with so many suitors lining up. He was the NBA’s Most Improved Player in 2013-14 and set career highs in points (20.3 a night) and dished out plenty of assists (5.9 a night). The resultant payday is waiting.

Whether that payday happens with the Lakers remains to be seen, but they should not be discouraged by his slight dip in production (17.0 points and 4.1 assists per game) considering the Phoenix Suns have three legitimate point guards in Dragic, Eric Bledsoe and Isaiah Thomas and only one ball to go around. 

Pairing Dragic with Bryant would be intriguing because he can drill the three-pointer when defenders collapse on Bryant or slash the lane and create open looks for the future Hall of Famer. Dragic is also a proven veteran in the NBA at this point, an excellent passer and facilitator who will likely adapt to a new role alongside a megastar.


Greg Monroe and Brandon Jennings 

Ramona Shelburne of noted that the Lakers had their eyes on a couple ...

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