Lakers Rumors: Team Could Use Bi-Annual Exception On Shawn Marion
[new_royalslider id=”156″]

The Lakers have made a number of small moves over the last few days to fill out the remainder of their roster. But they may not be done yet.

Lakers Nation Store Is Back! Check Out The Latest Gear!

According to the Fort-Worth Star Telegram’s Dwain Price, the Lakers could be in the running for veteran Shawn Marion:

Marion may be on the downside of his career, but he proved he can still be a valuable contributor last season with the Dallas Mavericks when he averaged 10 points and nearly seven rebounds.

The Lakers are still relatively thin at the small forward position. Right now the only options are the recently re-signed Wesley Johnson and Xavier Henry. Both are only on one-year contracts.

Marion is one of the best remaining free agents and would fill a need for the Lakers with his ability to defend and rebound. He is someone who can affect the game without touching the ball.

— Think You Know Everything About The 2000’s Lakers? Take The Ultimate Fan Quiz! —

Any contract the Lakers would give out at this point is unlikely to be for more than two years, so the team would also keep its cap flexibility for the upcoming off-season.

This move would not turn the Lakers into championship contenders, but Marion is a solid contributor, and a good veteran to have in the locker room. Young guys like Julius Randle and Ed Davis could certainly learn from the 17-year veteran.
_________________________________________________________________________
Lakers Waive Kendall Marshall, Sign Xavier Henry, Wesley Johnson


Please enable Javascript to watch this video

You May Also Like

NBA Rumors: Lakers Among Teams Inquiring About Anthony Davis, Pelicans May Prefer Trade Before 2019 Draft

With the 2019 NBA Draft quickly approaching on June 20, the Los Angeles Lakers will have the No. 4 pick. While the…

NBA Trade Rumors: Lakers Unwilling To Take On Future Salary Ahead Of 2019 Free Agency

It is now known that in the potential trade with the Phoenix Suns for Trevor Ariza, the Los Angeles Lakers were willing to give up Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and a second…

NBA Rumors: Potential Exhibition Games, Maximum Capacity Inside Walt Disney World Bubble

The NBPA held a conference call last week to discuss on the NBA’s return-to-play plan at Disney World in Orlando…

Lakers Free Agency Rumors: Kentavious Caldwell-Pope To Meet With Clippers

The NBA’s free agent frenzy has begun, and the Los Angeles Lakers figure to be extremely aggressive. Armed with…