DeMar DeRozan and Kyle Lowry are two names linked with the Los Angeles Lakers for quite some time now. The former Toronto Raptors duo went separate ways in 2018, and recent reports suggest they could team up once again.
The Dallas Mavericks were mentioned as a potential destination for these players. Still, they're not the only franchise that could land this exciting backcourt. The Lakers are always linked with high-profile players, and this summer won't be different.
According to Broderick Turner of The Los Angeles Times, the veteran players are interested in joining the purple and gold this offseason.
The top unrestricted free agents that teams will be pursuing are Toronto point guard Kyle Lowry, Utah point guard Mike Conley and San Antonio shooting guard DeMar DeRozan.
DeRozan, who starred at Compton High and USC, has interest in returning home to play for the Lakers, even if it is for less than the $27.7 million he earned last season in San Antonio, according to people not authorized to speak publicly on the matter.
Though the Lakers didn’t acquire Lowry at the trade deadline, he remains interested in joining them, according to people with knowledge of his situation.
Adding DeRozan and Lowry would be huge for the Lakers, although it's unclear how they would make all these contracts work together. Incredible as it would be, this wouldn't be easy, and the team's front office is well aware of that.
Still, if they manage to land at least one of them, they could get that third piece to team up with LeBron James and Anthony Davis. The Californians couldn't defend the 2020 NBA championship after getting eliminated by the Phoenix Suns in the first round of the playoff.
They're looking to upgrade the roster this summer, and while several stars won't return to the team, others will land to help Bron and AD reach the promised land again.