Lakers in pursuit of one more big man, says NBA insider

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The Los Angeles Lakers are in pursuit of one more big man, according to Marc Stein of the New York Times.

As Stein reports, the Lakers want to add a center to their roster, after Dwight Howard’s decision to sign with the Philadelphia 76ers.

The names of Serge Ibaka and Marc Hasol have already emerged as top candidates, with both players being free agents.

However, the Lakers don’t have enough cap space in order to make lucrative offers, after signing Dennis Schroder, Montrezl Harrell and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope.

Lakers GM and president of basketball operations Rob Pelinka keeps his options open and the Lakers are expected to make their move in the coming days.

The Lakers also seek one more big man, league sources say, but they face much tougher financial constraints in the chase for Gasol after signing Montrezl Harrell away from the Clippers and re-signing Kentavious Caldwell-Pope

— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) November 22, 2020 Previous articleJames Harden, Christian Wood played together during offseason, per report

Yiannis Bouranis is a 28-year-old sports journalist, with a Master’s degree in Sports Journalism from Sheffield Hallam University. Yiannis is TalkBasket’s Chief Editor and has covered the EuroLeague Final Four (2017 – 2019), the FIBA Basketball World Cup (2019) and the NBA Paris Game (2020) as an accredited journalist.

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