Lakers stun the NBA after securing meeting with All-Star free agent

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The Los Angeles Lakers, coming off the back of a terrible 2014-15 NBA season, know they need to upgrade across the board this summer.

With that in mind the famous franchise has been linked with the great and the good of the 2015 free agency class, from LaMarcus Aldridge to DeAndre Jordan.


One name that had appeared to be a lost cause was Kevin Love after the power forward publicly stated his commitment to the Cleveland Cavaliers last month. Reports today, then, revealing a scheduled meeting will surprise many in the NBA.


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ESPN's Chris Broussard was the man with the inside track as he revealed Love's faithfulness to the Cavs might not be so watertight:

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Uncertain future

Kevin Love's future with the Cavaliers has been the subject of much interest after an up and down year in Cleveland.

Sporadic periods of efficient play were overshadowed by injury and an apparent struggle to come to terms with his role behind team superstar LeBron James.

Even with these teething pains, and with Love having opted out of his deal last week, many had still seen the perennial All-Star's future lying with the Cavs after his recent comments.

Options open

Whilst that still may prove to be the case, Broussard's report does at least show that Kevin Love is going to do his research before coming to a decision.

The Lakers have an advantage over perhaps any other team interested in Love's services, too, what will the player having spent his college days in the city.

They aren't the only ones looking to schedule a meeting now that Love appears to be wavering on his Cavs commitment, though, with the Boston Celtics also hoping to grab the forward's attention next week.

Lakers fans will be excited by the prospect of acquiring Love - a man known for his exceptional scoring ability and rebounding prowess - but next week's meeting is unlikely to provide any immediate answers.

What it does do, though, is open up another opportunity.

Lakers fans: Should Kevin Love be the team's number one priority? Have your say in the comments below...

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