Lakers Rumors: Latest Buzz Surrounding Carmelo Anthony, Kyle Lowry and More

The Los Angeles Lakers wasted no time throwing their considerable weight around as soon as the 2014 NBA free-agency period began. With a number of star players readily available this summer, this glamorous franchise will be looking to quickly erase the bitter feelings lingering after its disastrous 2013-14 campaign.

Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak will have to do his best to sell prospective players on the idea of plying their trade on a Los Angeles team that currently has a bare-bones roster and features two aging stars in Kobe Bryant and Steve Nash.

Then again, he can always focus on the allure and prestige of playing in the nation's second-largest media market for a team that has won 16 NBA championships.

Here is the latest on three players who could be playing in purple and gold next season.


Lakers Likely Set for a Meeting with Carmelo Anthony

ESPN's Ramona Shelburne reports that the Lakers are likely due to sit down with Carmelo Anthony on Thursday:

Teams will be fighting tooth and nail to land Anthony and his career average of 25.3 points per game this summer. Anthony's myriad scoring abilities are sorely needed by franchises like the Lakers and the Chicago Bulls.

Anthony has yet to win an NBA championship and could be looking for a situation that offers an opportunity to take the Larry O'Brien Trophy. If Kupchak's recent comments are any indication, Bryant is still a major part of his championship sell.

"We're still going to pitch that this is a championship franchise and that's going to be our goal," Kupchak said, via the Los Angeles Times' Mike Bresnahan. "As long as Kobe [Bryant] is on this team, we have to believe that we can contend for a championship."

A championship in Los Angeles might be a difficult idea for Anthony to process without a head coach in place. However, as USA Toda...

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