Arguably the biggest powerhouse in the NBA, the LA Lakers attract the attention of both free agents and wantaway stars each season. Such is the allure of the Purple and Gold that almost every unsettled star gets linked to them, and understandably so. The franchise's storied history and the appeal of living in Hollywood is tough to turn down.
Lakers Trade Rumors 2021
The LA Lakers entered the 2021 offseason looking to address their shooting woes and point guard situation. Accordingly, they were linked to Buddy Hield of the Sacramento Kings and Russell Westbrook of the Washington Wizards. Eventually, it was Westbrook who found his way to the City of Angels with the likes of Kyle Kuzma, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Montrezl Harrell going the other way.
Lakers Free Agency Rumors 2021
The LA Lakers are the preferred landing spot for the biggest free agents each year because of the California market. The 17-time champs didn't have much financial flexibility to start the offseason, but they still managed to land several veterans on minimum deals. The likes of Dwight Howard, Trevor Ariza and Wayne Ellington made their returns to LA LA Land while Carmelo Anthony was able to join hands with his close friend LeBron James.
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