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NBA Rumors: Lakers Looking For ‘Ball Handler And/Or Wing Defender’

(via Fadeaway World)

(via Fadeaway World)

The Los Angeles Lakers are not done making changes to their roster. According to Corey Hansford of Lakers Nation, Rob Pelinka and the L.A. front office are seeing a ‘ball handler and wing defender' to back up LeBron and Anthony Davis.

The Lakers lack overall depth and could use another wing defender as well as a playmaker to help lessen the burden off LeBron James. Some things will be helped by the eventual returns of Kyle Kuzma and Rajon Rondo, but there is always a chance to improve and the Lakers will surely explore all options.

Andre Iguodala is a good fit for the team and a name that has been circulating in trade rumors for months.

So far, the Grizzlies have remained determined to get s0mething in return for the former Golden State veteran, and there is no telling what it would take for him to finally be traded. But, no doubt, the Lakers are a team that would be highly interested if he becomes available at some point during the season.

As a two-way, team-first veteran, Iguodala would be an ideal addition for the Lakers. Last season, he averaged just under 6 points per game, 3.7 rebounds, and 3.2 assists in 23 minutes on the floor. Of course, his talents on the defensive end might be where he is most valuable.

Regardless, expect L.A. to be very active in the pursuit of Iggy and any other player who fits the mold they are trying to add. As the first seed in the West, the Lakers want to ensure they stay ahead of the competition.