The Los Angeles Lakers are in search for one more player to complete their roster and it seems this player will be a big man.
According to Marc Stein of Substack, the Lakers have explored the possibility of signing another big man, despite the addition of Dwight Howard.
“When he formally re-signs with the Los Angeles Lakers after negotiating a buyout with Memphis, Rajon Rondo (35) will become the ninth Laker in his 30s on a roster expected to feature 14 players (and two more on two-way contracts).
He’ll join Carmelo Anthony (37), LeBron James (36), Marc Gasol (36), Trevor Ariza (36), Dwight Howard (35), Wayne Ellington (33), Russell Westbrook (32) and Kent Bazemore (32). It’s a number, though, that could still be adjusted if the Lakers and Gasol ultimately part ways.
As discussed in a recent This Week In Basketball column, league sources say that L.A. has explored the pursuit of other centers even though Gasol has one year left on his original two-year deal,” Stein reports.
Gasol, who averaged 5.0 points, 4.1 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 1.1 blocks per game last season, has made it clear he will remain with the Lakers next season.
At the same time, the Lakers have been linked to Brooklyn Nets center DeAndre Jordan should he become a free agent.