Lakers Rumors: Latest on Marc Gasol, Tobias Harris and More

Squint, and it seems like it's easy to see what the Los Angeles Lakers have in mind when it comes to the rebuilding process.

General manager Mitch Kupchak and the front office shocked the globe by picking Ohio State's D'Angelo Russell in last Thursday's draft. Given the construction of the roster, it seems quite obvious the team will next turn its attention to adding another guard and securing a talented big man to pair with Julius Randle down low.

So far, what the rumor mill continues to spit out details these matters. It seems the Lakers are beginning to emerge in the realm of relevancy again, which means the pursuit of top-flight names can begin in earnest.


Lakers Jumping in Tobias Harris Sweepstakes?

One of the league's worst-kept secrets is the future of Orlando Magic forward Tobias Harris.

It seems the Magic foreshadowed how they will handle the 22-year-old restricted free agent's contract situation with the selection of Mario Hezonja at No. 5 in last Thursday's draft.

According to Shams Charania of RealGM, the Lakers are one of the teams to watch in the developing situation: "The Los Angeles Lakers and New York Knicks have also been long known as interested teams for Harris."

It makes perfect sense any way it's sliced. Harris is young and just averaged a career-high 17.1 points last season with a player efficiency rating of 16.76, per

A pairing between the Lakers and Harris works for both parties. For Harris, it's a chance to take part in the rebuild of one of the league's most historic franchises and grow with a young core of players highlighted by Randle and Russell. 

For the Lakers, Harris is a starter at small forward right out of the gate, improving the team's win-now approach while doubling as a perfect long-term piece. Other franchises will gun for Harris, but the Lakers have quite a s...

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