Two of the top free agents in this summer’s class appear to have their next destination already determined.
San Antonio Spurs star DeMar DeRozan and Toronto Raptors franchise icon Kyle Lowry have both expressed interest in joining the Los Angeles Lakers, reports Brad Turner of The Los Angeles Times.
DeRozan, the 4-time All-Star averaged 21.6 points and a career-high 6.9 assists over 61 appearances last season. Lowry spent the last nine seasons in Toronto and the 35-year-old registered 17.2 points, 7.3 assists, and 5.4 boards per contest in 2020-21.
The Lakers currently have five players under guaranteed contracts for next season.
The Lakers took a 2-1 lead over the Suns in the first round after winning Games 2 and 3, however, Anthony Davis would hurt his groin and the team would lose the series in six games, as LeBron didn’t have much help on offense after Davis went out.
Both LeBron and Davis chose not to play in the Tokyo Olympics so they can rest their bodies and gear up for a revenge-type season in 2021-22.