Lakers Weigh The Free Agent Market

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Credit: SI.com

Credit: SI.com

Current Rotation:

Pau Gasol, Jordan Hill, Robert Sacre

Need:

Gasol will handle the bulk of the minutes here, but he struggles against big, physical teams. The Lakers need some muscle here next to Pau. There should be about 20-25 minutes available here for a big man.

Update: the Lakers have signed Chris Kaman.

Brandan Wright

Young big. Has shown promise, but a little inconsistent. If the Mavericks let him walk, he may be worth a shot to backup Gasol.

Cole Aldrich

He’s young, but not particularly skilled. Didn’t do much with OKC, a team with a great track record of developing young talent. Should be available for the minimum.

Samuel Dalembert

Shot blocker, a bit old.

Aaron Gray

Big body. He has some success clogging the lane in Chicago. Not very mobile, but could be a decent backup/enforcer next to Pau.

Chris Kaman

Big talent. Small price. He’d be a very serviceable backup Center. Can start if injuries demand it.

Timofey Mozgov

Blake Griffin would be happy to have him in the city. Mozgoz has talent. He almost held up the Melo to the Knicks trade.

Johan Petro

Big body. Classic 3rd string center.

Kenyon Martin

Active defender can finish around the rim. Mobile. A bit of a loose cannon.

Chris Anderson

Birdman! Birdman! Shot blocker, energy guy. Can be a bit unstable. Will probably stay with Miami, where he played well during last season’s championship run.

My Recommendation:

Chris Kaman.

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