NBA Free Agency Rumors: Lakers Interested In Signing Wesley Matthews
Danny Green, LeBron James, Wesley Matthews
Harry How-Getty Images

A condensed NBA offseason schedule is on the verge of going full swing this week as the transaction window is set to open Monday morning, then the 2020 Draft will be held Wednesday and free agency begins two days later.

The Los Angeles Lakers have already gotten a bit of a jump start by reportedly agreeing to a trade with the Oklahoma City Thunder to acquire Dennis Schroder. L.A. is sending Danny Green and the No. 28 pick in this year’s draft to Oklahoma City.

While trading for Schroder gives the Lakers insurance at point guard in the event Rajon Rondo is not re-signed, losing Green creates a different void. He was one of the team’s key wing defenders, and without Green the Lakers are thin at that position.

They could look to fill that by signing Wesley Matthews, who L.A. has interest in, according to Marc Stein of The New York Times:

The first domino for the Lakers — or another team — possibly signing Matthews has already fallen as he is due to decline a $2.6 million player option for next season.

Matthews is a prototypical 3-and-D player who fits well with the Lakers roster. The 34-year-old has spent the bulk of his career in the Western Conference, spending five seasons with the Portland Trail Blazers and four with the Dallas Mavericks.

Lakers reported interest in DeMar DeRozan

Prior to agreeing on a Schroder trade, the Lakers were said to have had interest in acquiring DeMar DeRozan from the San Antonio Spurs. Green’s name also was linked to those talks, along with Kyle Kuzma.

Have you subscribed to our YouTube channel? It’s the best way to watch player interviews, exclusive coverage from events, participate in live shows, and more!

You May Also Like

NBA Rumors: LeBron James ‘Focused’ On Returning To Lakers This Offseason

Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James has a decision to make this offseason…

Lakers News: Anthony Davis Adjusting Back To Playing More Power Forward Alongside Jaxson Hayes & Christian Wood

Anthony Davis has looked at his best playing center for the Los Angeles Lakers, but he won’t have to carry that burden…

Lakers Video: Rockets’ Jabari Smith Jr. Makes LeBron James Feel ‘Extremely Old’ By Saying He Played Against His Father In First Career Game

When a player like Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James has played for 20 years in the NBA, they will have experienced just…

Which Lakers Players Become Trade Eligible On December 15?

One of the most important dates of the NBA year has officially arrived as Dec. 15 is upon us, meaning ‘newly signed’ players…