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The Lakers Are Reportedly Targeting 2 Star Point Guards

LeBron James and Kyrie Irving on the court.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - MARCH 09: LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers handles the ball against Kyrie Irving #11 of the Boston Celtics in a game at Staples Center on March 09, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Cassy Athena/Getty Images)

The Los Angeles Lakers got their running mate for LeBron James on Saturday night, finalizing a trade for New Orleans Pelicans All-NBA forward Anthony Davis. The Western Conference contenders likely aren't done, either.

Two star point guards appear to be targets for the Lakers in free agency, which begins on Sunday, June 30.

The two All-Star point guards: Kemba Walker and Kyrie Irving.

Walker, who's spent his entire career in Charlotte, and Irving, who's coming off a disappointing season in Boston, are both set to hit free agency.

Kemba Walker

Walker, who could receive a "Supermax" contract from the Hornets, will reportedly be a top priority for the Lakers in free agency.

"Kemba Walker will be a top target in free agency for the Lakers after they reached an agreement in principle to trade for Anthony Davis, according to league sources," New York Times Marc Stein reports.

Kyrie Irving

Irving, meanwhile, has been linked a lot to the Brooklyn Nets, though the Los Angeles Lakers could reportedly be an option, too. The former teammate of LeBron James has reportedly been wanting to play alongside Davis for a while. Irving is reportedly very much "in play" for the Lakers.


NBA free agency is set to begin on Sunday, June 30. The Lakers will certainly be a team to watch this summer.