The Los Angeles Lakers made a lot of moves this offseason, and it looks like General Manager Rob Pelinka will make a few more. The team signed a few top names. Pelinka and the Lakers front office may go after more wings in free agency.
Michael Scotto of HoopsHype.com, LA will try to sign free agent Glenn Robinson III.
“Glenn Robinson III, one of the top wings remaining on the market, has drawn interest from the Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Clippers, Houston Rockets, Brooklyn Nets, and Utah Jazz, league sources told HoopsHype. Robinson III, 26, is entering his prime and is considered a 3-and-D wing around the league. The 6-foot-6 forward averaged 11.7 points on 48.6 percent shooting from the field and 39.1 percent shooting from downtown in 62 games played last season. He started all 48 games played for the Golden State Warriors before being traded to the Philadelphia 76ers.”
Lakers front office has enough cap space to sign wings
Yossi Gozlan, the HoopsHype salary cap expert released the latest available spending power for the teams interested in more moves. When it comes to Los Angeles, the Clippers have a $3.6 million bi-annual exception. Los Angeles can offer the veteran’s minimum. The Houston Rockets have $8 million remaining with the mid-level exception. The Brooklyn Nets have a $5.7 million mid-level exception. Utah Jazz front office has $3.6 million bi-annual exception remainng.
Robinson III and Nicolas Batum are the best wing options for NBA teams.
ESPN reported that the Charlotte Hornets are trying to find another franchise to take on Batum’s contract in the Gordon Hayward sign-and-trade deal with the Celtics.
The 31-year-old had a down season with the Hornets. He was averaging 3.6 points, 4.5 rebounds, 3.0 assists, and 23.0 minutes per game in 22 contests played.
The Los Angeles Lakers were pretty busy this offseason. Pelinka brought Montrezl Harrell, Marc Gasol, Dennis Schroder and Wesley Matthews to the roster this offseason. KCP and Markieff Morris re-signed with the Lakers, and Anthony Davis is ironing the details of his deal with the franchise.