Lakers Rumors & News Recap: LeBron, Melo and Kobe in 2014?

Olympics: Basketball-Men's Gold Medal Game-USA vs ESPThe 2013-14 NBA season for the Los Angeles Lakers hasn’t even begun yet and the speculation is already starting to to run rampant about the team’s plans for next summer.

With all the cap space available for the Lakers next summer, the team will going hard after superstars LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony. Although it’s a stretch that the team will land both and still have Kobe Bryant, Steve Nash and Pau Gasol in the fold, the Lakers’ front office is intent on making it happen after Dwight Howard chose to sign with the Houston Rockets.

Depending on the outcome of the upcoming season for the two-time defending NBA champion Miami Heat and New York Knicks, the Lakers’ chances of bringing in LeBron, Anthony or both may change drastically.

The Heat will be considered the team to beat in the NBA next season while the Knicks will attempt to take another step closer to becoming a legitimate NBA title contender, but both teams may ultimately end up without winning a title, leaving the immediate future of LeBron and Anthony uncertain.

So although the chances of the Lakers landing one or both of these superstars is remote, it remains a possibility moving forward.

Lakers Nation News

Lakers News: D’Antoni Thinks Howard Needed to Accept His Role

Lakers News: Snoop Lion Says That Jeanie Buss Should Be In Charge

Kobe Bryant Tweets Respect to Yankees’ Closer Mariano Rivera

Dwight Howard Describes “Saddest Moment” as Member of the Lakers

Lakers Rumors: Lakers, Kurt Rambis Moving Closer to Deal

Lakers News: Chris Kaman Likes Mike D’Antoni’s Offensive System

Lakers News: Chris Kaman Believes He Can Still Play at All-Star Level

Lakers News: Chris Kaman Excited to See Kobe’s Work Ethic First Hand

Lakers News: Mitch Kupchak Says Chris Kaman will Fit in Well

VIDEO: Rapper Nelly Criticizes Kobe Bryant on ESPN’s First Take

NBA News: Paul George Discusses Upcoming Free Agency, Lakers

Lakers News: Nick Young’s Contract with Lakers is for Two Years

Lakers News: Lakers Officially Sign Wesley Johnson to Roster

Kobe Told Chris Douglas-Roberts he is Three Months Ahead of Schedule

Lakers News

Chris Kaman Hopes to Regain All-Star Form with the Lakers [LA Times]

Mike D’Antoni Says Lakers Lucky to Get Kaman, Young in Free Agency [LA Times]

Metta World Peace Says He Will Sign with the New York Knicks [LA Times]

Kaman is the Latest Laker to Sign a One-Year Deal [OC Register]

Ding: Lakers Still Waiting for Nash to Create Fun for All [OC Register]

Young Comes to Lakers in Search of ‘Respect’ [OC Register]

Chris Douglas-Roberts Talks Summer League, Kobe and Jerseys [Forum Blue & Gold]

Douglas-Roberts Talks Kobe, Earning a Spot in NBA [Silver Screen & Roll]

Rambis ‘Close’ to Joining Lakers Coaching Staff [Silver Screen & Roll]

Kobe ‘Three Months Ahead’ of Schedule [Silver Screen & Roll]

NBA News

Paul George Says It’d Be Difficult to ‘Say No’ to Kobe Bryant [Sports City]

NBA News: Milwaukee Bucks Choose to Amnesty Drew Gooden [Sports City]

NBA News: Dallas Mavericks Shane Larkin Has Surgery on Broken Ankle [Sports City]

NBA Rumors: Clippers May Show Interest in Mike Miller [Sports City]

VIDEO: Jason Williams Continues to Put on a Show in China [Sports City]

His Name is Jonas [SB Nation]

Celtics’ Rondo, Brad Stevens Meet in Kentucky [SB Nation]

Knicks Want Long-Term Future With Melo [SB Nation]

Another Weird Knicks Saga [SB Nation]

The Blazers’ Quiet Makeover [SB Nation]

Bulls GM Says There Are No Plans to Move Luol Deng [Pro Basketball Talk]

Report: Raptors Reach One-Year Deal with D.J. Augustin [Pro Basketball Talk]

Report: Cavaliers May Claim Mike Miller Off Waivers [Pro Basketball Talk]

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