Lakers Rumors: Latest Buzz from Los Angeles Surrounding Goran Dragic and More

The Los Angeles Lakers have won two consecutive games, but the roster is far from playoff-contender status in the loaded Western Conference.

It is no wonder, then, that the team has been connected to a number of players, both for the rest of the season and the future. Kobe Bryant and Nick Young could use some help, although formidable reinforcements may not be coming until next season.

With that in mind, read on to see the latest speculation coming out of Los Angeles.


Goran Dragic

Sean Deveney of Sporting News passed along an update on Goran Dragic of the Phoenix Suns that mentioned the Lakers as a possible destination if Dragic enters free agency at the end of the season:

Dragic will have an 'open' free agency, league sources told Sporting News. When Dragic opts out and becomes a free agent next July, he will be a sought-after commodity, and while Phoenix would get the first hearing, Dragic will have options...

The Lakers also figure to be a potential landing spot for Dragic, a source said.

Deveney pointed out that the Lakers are expected to make a splash next offseason considering they only have about $36 million committed to players for the 2015-16 campaign, and Dragic may not fit the impact-superstar billing.

However, he won the league’s Most Improved Player Award last season and scored 20.3 points a night while shooting 50.5 percent from the field. The talent is definitely there to be an excellent player in the Lakers backcourt.

Dragic may want to leave Phoenix because of the logjam in the backcourt that was created when Isaiah Thomas and Tyler Ennis joined a team that already featured Dragic, Eric Bledsoe and Gerald Green. There are only so many shots to go around, and Dragic hinted at that when discussing why his team got off to a slow start, via’s Paul Coro, “Because th...

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