Lakers Rumors: Examining Whispers Surrounding Los Angeles’ Backcourt

Sunday’s contest against LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers was just another game and another loss for the 2014-15 Los Angeles Lakers. That is now 13 losses in the past 14 tries for one of the NBA’s cornerstone franchises, and things don't appear to be getting much better.

The only thing fans (and the organization as a whole) can do at this point is look ahead toward the future with hopes of brighter days.

Sean Deveney of Sporting News did exactly that when he passed along a couple of rumors regarding the Los Angeles backcourt.

Deveney noted that point guard Jeremy Lin “would make a good backup point guard, and the Lakers would move him if they could get an asset in return, but the market for Lin has been weak.”

Deveney also provided an update on the Phoenix Suns’ Goran Dragic, and the final sentence will likely interest Lakers supporters:

While there has been nothing serious in terms of deals that have been close, as the Suns' hold on a playoff spot in the West slips away, there is a sense that they'll pull the trigger on something that can bring in the kind of perimeter-shooting big man they lost when Channing Frye left in free agency. Gerald Green (a free agent) is a trade possibility, but Dragic (also a free agent) would net a better return. The Lakers have wanted Dragic all season but don't have much to offer.

Good luck to the Suns trying to find that missing piece on the current Lakers roster. Still, the fact that Los Angeles has shown interest in Dragic all season is what should catch the eyes of fans moving forward considering he could turn down his $7.5 million player option for 2015-16 this offseason and become a free agent.

Dragic was selected to the All-NBA third team last season and was named the NBA’s Most Improved Player of the Year, so there is likely a solid payday waiting for him if he does turn down that play...

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