Lakers Rumors: Kobe Bryant’s Agent Rob Pelinka Expected To Be Announced As GM ‘Soon’
Lakers News: ‘strong Indications’ Sports Agent Rob Pelinka Will Be Next General Manager
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UPDATE (3:36 PM PT): Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical reports that the Lakers are finalizing a multi-year deal with Rob Pelinka to become the team’s general manager:


The Los Angeles Lakers and new president of basketball operations Magic Johnson are not wasting any time in getting their new front office shaped up.

Not long after the announcement was made, rumors began to surface that Rob Pelinka, agent to Kobe Bryant and James Harden among others, was the favorite to be named the team’s new general manager. Now according to Ramona Shelburne of ESPN has already begun informing his clients that he will soon be announced as the Lakers new GM:

Another one of Pelinka’s clients was Houston Rockets guard Eric Gordon, who also spoke about Pelinka being the Lakers GM as if it was already a done deal via Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle:

With an extremely important offseason coming up and the trade deadline just a couple of days away, Johnson and the Lakers clearly felt that they wanted to get everything situated as quickly as possible. Pelinka, as a former agent, has the knowledge of the CBA and connections with players that Magic was speaking about.

Golden State Warriors GM Bob Myers, whom the Lakers reportedly targeted originally, is also a former agent who made the leap to becoming a GM and the Lakers definitely hope that Pelinka will be able to do the same.

This is a major shift for the Lakers as so much is changing in a short amount of time. Hopefully this will all work out best for the NBA’s premier franchise.

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