NBA experts believe that the Los Angeles Lakers are the perfect suitor for an All-Star center. There have been several reports about the team’s potential moves, and one of these links the team to a star free agent.
Shams Charania from The Athletic has reported a potential deal between LeBron James’ team and Marc Gasol.
Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka has made a few great moves this season. It’s more than obvious that he won’t stop here. The 35-year-old Gasol didn’t have the best stats this past season. He was playing with the Toronto Raptors, but his stats saw a significant decline. Gasol is a talented player, and he may be the right fit for the Lakers. When it comes to his stats in 2019-20, Gasol was averaging 7.5 points, 6.2 rebounds, and 3.3 assists per game with the Raptors.
These numbers are not the best representation for Gasol’s talent. He has a lot of veteran experience and had a big role in Toronto this past season.
Lakers to step in as suitor for the talented center
Los Angeles may use Gasol as a replacement for Dwight Howard. The center had a nice role with the team, and Gasol can easily take that spot.
Gasol has career averages of 14.6 points, 7.6 rebounds, and 3.4 assists and 1.4 blocks per game. These numbers would be of great help for the Lakers. Gasol is a veteran and he could build an instant relationship with LeBron and other Lakers players.
Los Angeles is expected to make a few more moves, including a potential trade for another star. They have already signed former Oklahoma City Thunder star Dennis Schroder and former Los Angeles Clippers Montrezl Harrell. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope re-signed with the team, and Anthony Davis is working through the details of his next contract with the team.
The 2020-21 Lakers roster is almost complete, and Pelinka has to add the final touches to the team.
LeBron is here and he is ready for his next championship run. He plans to win his fifth ring with the Lakers and Davis can easily win his second title.