According to a report by Broderick Turner, the four-time All-Star DeMar DeRozan is interested in joining the Los Angeles Lakers. Los Angeles Times.
“DeRozan, who has starred at Compton High School and the University of Southern California, is interested in returning to China to play for the Lakers, even if this is less than the $27.7 million he earned in San Antonio last season, according to a person who is not authorized to speak publicly. .It’s important,” Turner said.
DeRozan is an unrestricted free agent, which means he can sign with any team in the league, as long as his salary matches the team’s salary structure.
The Lakers-with only six players on final contracts next season-are dangerously close to the luxury tax threshold, every Basketball reference.
To get DeRozan, the Lakers need to do one of three things: cut a considerable salary, agree to sign and trade with the San Antonio Spurs, or persuade DeRozan to sign an exception.
This is not impossible, but it is not entirely reasonable-but if history tells us anything, it is that Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka is not afraid to make incredible moves.