Lakers Rumors: Kobe Bryant Called DeAndre Jordan Regarding Free Agency

dogLAKERS1-master675

After introducing D’Angelo Russell, Larry Nance Jr. and Anthony Brown at the practice facility, free agency is quickly approaching for the Los Angeles Lakers. With the franchise also declining Jordan Hill’s $9 million team option, Los Angeles will have a projected $24 million in cap space.

— Think You Know Everything About Kobe Bryant? Take The Ultimate Kobe Quiz! —

With general manager Mitch Kupchak looking to add frontcourt pieces after passing on Jahlil Okafor, the Lakers have been linked to numerous players including current Los Angeles Clippers center, DeAndre Jordan. According to Broderick Turner of the Los Angeles Times, Jordan has received a call from Kobe Bryant:

Jordan has gotten a call from Lakers guard Kobe Bryant, the officials said. Bryant wanted Jordan to know the Lakers are interested.

It’d be safe to assume Bryant will continue to do the rounds in terms of courting players set to hit free agency on July 1. The Lakers are said to be targeting frontcourt players in free agency, meaning Kobe may also reach out to Kevin Love, Greg Monroe and LaMarcus Aldridge.

Of the frontcourt players set to hit the free agent market this week, Aldridge may be the only realistic option for the Lakers. Rumors have circulated over the last few weeks that Aldridge is ‘leaning toward’ signing with the Lakers in free agency.

[divide]


Please enable Javascript to watch this video

You May Also Like

NBA Rumors: Magic Willing to Play Season With Dwight Howard

The Los Angeles Lakers have made major strides in trying to acquire…

Fantasy Basketball: First Quarter Awards

We are just about 25 percent of the way through the NBA season, which means that it’s time to take stock of who is living up to expectations and who isn’t in fantasy basketball…

Lakers Roster: Scott Machado And Jonathan Williams Waived

The Los Angeles Lakers waived Scott Machado and Jonathan Williams, bringing their roster to 16 players, which also includes Alex Caruso and Travis Wear who are…

Fan Takes Out Full-Page L.A. Times Ad Thanking Kobe Bryant

As if we needed more evidence that Laker fans are remarkably dedicated,…