The Los Angeles Lakers have reached out to free agent center Amir Johnson to express interest in signing him according to Sean Deveney of Sporting News:
— Sean Deveney (@SeanDeveney) July 1, 2018
Johnson is also expected to receive interest from the LA Clippers and Minnesota Timberwolves.
Last season, Johnson played in 74 games with the Philadelphia 76ers. The 30-year-old averaged 4.6 points and 4.5 rebounds in 15.8 minutes per game. Johnson is mostly known for his defense and rebounding prowess.
Johnson is expected to receive a veteran minimum contract at his new location.
The Lakers were unable to sign Paul George as the Oklahoma City Thunder re-signed the star forward. The team has now focused on LeBron James who is reportedly nearing a decision to sign in Los Angeles. If James does join the Lakers, the team will likely fill out their needs with veterans, depending on other additional roster moves.