Lakers Rumors: Latest on Carmelo Anthony, Pau Gasol and More

Following a down season for the Los Angeles Lakers, the franchise is using this summer to rebuild.

Adding a huge piece in the 2014 NBA draft like Julius Randle and acquiring Jordan Clarkson will help, but a lot needs to be done for the Lakers to start winning again next season. In a town where it's become the expectation, Los Angeles needs things to change drastically.

One name being thrown around this summer for the Lakers is Carmelo Anthony. The superstar free agent has reportedly visited with Los Angeles and multiple other teams this summer, but hasn't made his decision official.

Meanwhile, the Lakers are also working on signing other veterans and potential role players that could help the franchise win again next year. One name is familiar for Lakers fans while the other has been a productive journeyman throughout his career.

With free agents officially able to sign on Thursday, here's a look at the most recent rumors surrounding the Lakers.


Lakers Still Waiting On Carmelo Anthony

Oh, the suspense just continues to build in Los Angeles.

Nearly a week after Anthony met with the Lakers' brass, the seven-time All Star still hasn't announced his decision on where he'll play next year. Meanwhile, more information is being leaked about the meeting between the two sides, per Ian Begley and Ramona Shelburne of

The Lakers' pitch to Anthony included a conversation with Hall of Famer Magic Johnson, according to ESPN. Johnson called from his European vacation because, as one source put it, "He will always be a Laker. If he was in town, he'd have been in the meeting."

Los Angeles is determined to wait on James and Anthony before moving on in its pursuit of other free agents.

With Magic Johnson now rumored to be in on the conversations, it appears the Lakers did everything poss...

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