The Los Angeles Lakers made their big move for another superstar on Saturday, making a blockbuster trade for New Orleans Pelicans All-NBA forward Anthony Davis.
Los Angeles, which sent out Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, Josh Hart and draft picks, will be looking to add another star player this summer.
The Lakers’ cap situation isn’t perfectly clear, though it’s reportedly possible for them to create another max contract slot.
ESPN’s Zach Lowe reported this morning that Los Angeles is expected to pursue at least the following three star players in free agency.
The Lakers right now are operating on both fronts. They still hope to chase max players such as Kemba Walker, Jimmy Butler and Kawhi Leonard, sources say. They also have begun discussing players expected to fetch somewhere in that $10 million-plus range, sources say.
ESPN’s Damon Jones, meanwhile, reported this morning that Kawhi Leonard is very much in play for the Lakers.
“Now it’s a lot of things that have to happen. The Lakers need to clear the cap space although Kawhi Leonard right now is still contemplating if he is going to go back to Toronto and if he does that, it would be on a shorter deal,” he reported.
NBA free agency begins on Sunday, June 30.