Lakers Rumors: Rounding Up Latest Buzz on Carmelo Anthony, Chris Bosh and More

Kobe Bryant can't save the Los Angeles Lakers.

We're past the point where the legend puts the team on his back and does the dirty work. He saw time in just six games last season in what turned out to be the worst in franchise history, although it did net the team Kentucky star Julius Randle to build around.

Bryant's inability to do it on his own would explain why general manager Mitch Kupchak seems so willing to go all-in this offseason to reconstruct one of the league's worst rosters. With names like LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony, Chris Bosh and more on the market, the rumblings surrounding the organization are endless.

Let's catch up on the latest.


Lakers Covet Chris Bosh

Of the Big Three that opted out of their contracts with the Miami Heat this offseason, it is Bosh who is most often suggested as the superstar to actually not re-up with the team.

Why? Bosh is the player unlikely to get a max contract and the third wheel in terms of importance in the eyes of the front office down in Florida, at least in theory. The Lakers understand this and apparently have interest in luring him to the West Coast, per ESPN's Dave McMenamin:

Bosh is quite the pricey endeavor for a team that just drafted a young power forward to build around, but at the same time, he is a great veteran addition that both helps the Lakers win now and build for the future in the way he can mentor what should be a relatively young roster, sans Bryant.

At 30 years old, Bosh appears to be on the decline when one peruses his numbers, although this may simply be the result of playing with two other superstars:

Provided the front office is in win-now mode and cannot draw bigger names on prestige alone, Bosh represents perhaps the best it can do at this juncture. That said, reeling in Bosh first may be a precursor to other superst...

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