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Stephen A. Smith Suggests Lakers Could Sign Kemba Walker With Extra Cap Space

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On Thursday night, ESPN personality Stephen A. Smith did a quick hit on SportsCenter during which he may have broken major news - albeit in a subtle way.

Smith was asked about the Boston Celtics emerging as a front-runner for Charlotte Hornets point guard Kemba Walker.

The Celtics reportedly emerged as the favorite after Charlotte failed to offer Walker a max contract.

However, Smith suggests Walker-to-Boston isn't a done deal just yet. He mentioned the Los Angeles Lakers - after securing extra cap space - are now in the hunt for Walker.

"But it's not etched in stone. Obviously, the Boston Celtics think they have a shot at landing [Kemba Walker]. According to my sources he told the Charlotte Hornets he wants out and that he planned on going to the Boston Celtics. But that was before the Los Angeles Lakers created this additional cap space," Smith said on Thursday night.

Los Angeles is in desperate need of extra guard play and Walker could be the perfect player alongside LeBron James.

After a trade with the Washington Wizards on Thursday, the Lakers have the cap space to make a run at the star point guard.

Los Angeles could choose to use its extra cap space to fill out its roster rather than trying to land a third star.

Stat tuned.