Lakers Rumors: Latest on LA’s Plans for Future, Free-Agent Signings and More

The Los Angeles Lakers have been having one of the most intriguing offseasons in the NBA, highlighted by their use of the amnesty clause on Metta World Peace and the defection of Dwight Howard to the Houston Rockets.

However, the team is far from finished and general manager Mitch Kupchak still needs to fill out the roster for the upcoming 2013-14 campaign.

Let’s take a look at who the Lakers may have their sights on, what their plans for the future are and more in Tuesday’s rumor roundup.


Nate Robinson An Option

The Lakers’ backcourt is undergoing a major overhaul this summer, as the club has added Nick Young, Jordan Farmar and Wesley Johnson while saying goodbye to Andrew Goudelock, Darius Morris and Chris Duhon.

While that may be enough for some, Kupchak is exploring the possibility of bringing in Nate Robinson—the diminutive guard that isn’t afraid to fire up shots and instantly ignite the offense.

According to Hoopsworld’s Alex Kennedy, L.A. is one of many franchises interested in the veteran scorer that put himself back on the map with a solid performance in the 2013 playoffs with the Chicago Bulls.

With the possibility that star shooting guard Kobe Bryant is sidelined at the beginning of the season, Robinson could be a great option to replace many of the touches the Black Mamba usually receives.

While Robinson can get a bit out of control at times and isn’t great for long stretches, coach Mike D'Antoni could get the most out of the journeyman by bringing him off the bench whenever the offense stagnates.


Future Plans

It’s no secret that the 2013-14 campaign is going to be a rough one for the Lakers.

This unit just lost one of its best players and is coming off one of the toughest seasons in years. However, there is ...

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