The Los Angeles Lakers have probably already made their biggest offseason splash already with the sign-and-trade deal to get Steve Nash to Tinseltown. Who's next on the agenda?
If I were the Lakers, I'd be looking closely at the small forward situation. Metta World Peace is probably on the downside of his career although still fully capable. While Devin Ebanks has promise, he's probably best served as being the guy who gives Kobe Bryant breaks off the bench. Los Angeles could use someone more established at the position.
In terms of longevity, who's more established than Grant Hill?
Hearing Grant Hill leaning towards Lakers after big push by Steve Nash and Kobe Bryant— John Gambadoro (@Gambo620) July 13, 2012
It's likely Los Angeles could only sign Hill for a veteran minimum contract. Hill would have to be really dedicated to wanting to win a championship, but then again he's probably one of the most well-paid athletes in NBA history.
Brandon Rush is also getting a bit of interest from Los Angeles, although at this point it looks like it's still in the early stages.
Brandon Rush confirms the Los Angeles Lakers are interested in him. Negotiations are ongoing.— Yannis Koutroupis (@YannisHW) July 16, 2012
Rush might be a better option in terms of the next decade, but can he help Bryant win now? Despite his athleticism and efficient shooting, Rush is probably going to cost too much compared to Hill.
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