New reports have emerged that link the Los Angeles Lakers with Phoenix Suns point Goran Dragic, with the Lakers ready to make a move next offseason for the potential free agent, according to reports.
Dragic was expected to re-sign with the Suns, but Sean Deveney of The Sporting News has reported that Dragic is bracing himself for an 'open' free agency period next offseason and the Lakers are rumored to be his next destination.
"The Lakers also figure to be a potential landing spot for Dragic, a source said — though, to be clear, the Lakers have only about $36 million committed next season with needs at just about every position, and thus are expected to pursue multiple big-name free agents," LakersNation reported.
The Lakers are going to have so much cap space when it comes to next season that they will be able to confidently pursue any NBA free agent that comes available.
During the last offseason, the Lakers failed with not only their tame attempt to get LeBron James, but also their actual and hard worked attempt to prize Carmelo Anthony away from the New York Knicks.
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Massive cap opportunity
Both those players wanted to go to Cleveland and stay in New York respectively because those places feel like home for those stars. But most ballers in the NBA are searching for money, and the Lakers are set to have at least $30 million cap space available next summer for such acquisitions.
Money talks and the more that the Lakers have at their disposal the better chance they have of regaining their former glory, but this move certainly needs to be followed up by pursuits of bigger stars if that's to happen.