While the Los Angeles Lakers seemingly await a decision from LeBron James, they are busy looking for help elsewhere to hopefully join him in purple and gold next season.
Unlike years past, the Lakers appear to be interested in pursuing restricted free agents. They are reportedly trying to set up a meeting with Houston Rockets big man Clint Capela. Now, according to ESPN’s Marc Spears, the team has interest in Orlando Magic forward Aaron Gordon.
Outside of the Magic, a source said another team to keep an eye on in regards to Magic RFA forward Aaron Gordon is the Los Angeles Lakers. Magic GM John Hammond has already told @TheUndefeated that the hope is to re-sign @UncleDrewFilm star long-term. https://t.co/qr2HFFrBd9
— Marc J. Spears (@MarcJSpearsESPN) July 1, 2018
Gordon is still just 22 years old, and has the physical tools and skill set to potentially break out soon at the NBA level. Gordon averaged 17.6 points and 7.9 rebounds in 32.9 minutes per game last season with the Magic. Gordon is also a quality defensive player with plenty of versatility, seemingly making him a good fit with the Lakers and their tendency to switch a lot defensively.
Even if Gordon signs a lucrative offer sheet with the Lakers, the Magic will have the chance to match it and keep him in Orlando.