The NBA’s free agency opened this week and after draft night, the The league’s transfer market hasn’t stopped shaking night after night. The last protagonists in the rumors and confirmations have moved little discreetly in the early hours of this Saturday and are none other than the current champions, Los Angeles Lakers, who want to polish the few flaws of their team to revalidate the title in the coming season.
After his first ‘trade’ that turned Dennis Schröder in yellow and purple, the Angelenos have wanted continue working now to shore up the inner zone. Of course, they have done it in a somewhat cloudy way since at dawn this Saturday, their pivot Dwight Howard He announced in a tweet that he was staying one more year in the franchise … to erase it a few moments later and sign for the Philadelphia 76ers.
In this way, the Lakers got down to work to seek to improve the paint and with the salary space after the pivot’s departure, they took over Montrezl Harrell, the Best Sixth Man of last season, from the Clippers, who bet on a winning project in excess of the Hornets millions.
However, Harrell’s work is more noticeable coming off the bench as a good spare man, but Californians they still need a player to accompany Anthony Davis under the rim, and for this already sounds a very beloved last name at Staples.
As reported by Marc Stein of the NY Times, Marc Gasol is the Lakers’ new goal for next season, adding one of the best European players in recent years and, perhaps more importantly, an NBA champion. In fact, Gasol himself recently recognized his predisposition to reach a team with options to the ring.
Marc Gasol has emerged as a free-agent target for the Lakers to fill the void created by Dwight Howard’s departure to Philadelphia, league sources say
— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) November 21, 2020
“It is always one of the priorities. If I go to a rebuilding team, it wouldn’t make sense to them or to me. I don’t think I am prepared that, in two months, I will have lost many games and not have a good time. I really enjoy helping to win consistently and always trying to aspire to the title, “he explained.
‘Return’ to the Lakers
To their 36 years, Marc would close a circle by returning to what was his first franchise in the NBA, since, in 2007, it was the Lakers who selected the Spaniard in the 48th position of the draft. However, he never got to play with them, since they immediately transferred him to Memphis for another center to do the opposite, one Pau Gasol.