2014 NBA Free Agency: Post 2014 Draft Rumors, Lakers Eye New Big Three With LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony, Kobe Bryant:
Now that the 2014 NBA Draft is over it is high time we look at 2014 NBA Free Agency. Although 2014 NBA Free Agency purportedly begins on the first of July, it hasn’t stopped the rumors about NBA players.
Since the 2014 NBA playoffs in April, the teams that missed out want to make changes while the teams that were key teams want to make enhancements too. Sometimes, fans can be flabbergasted by big signings and here’s an educated guess about what to expect from the 2014 NBA Free Agency picks.
The Los Angeles Lakers picked Julius Randle (No.7) in the 2014 NBA Draft, and has decided to let Pau Gasul go. According to ESPN’s Marc Steing and Tim MacMahon, Gasol might be a perfect fit at the Dallas Mavericks. Sources close to the story say that the Mavericks are interested in Gasol, 34, who plans to take a major pay-cut from last season’s $19.3 million.
Chris Broussard of ESPN things the Lakers are interested in 2014 NBA Free Agency stars Carmelo Anthony and Lebron James and in case he is hesitant to come to Hollwood, Purple and Gold will go with Chris Bosh, should he willing to spin off the Miami Heat contract.
Chris Broussard ✔ @Chris_BroussardFollowLakers’ dream is to add LeBron & Melo this summer. If that fails would go for CBosh & Melo, sources say. That’s assuming Bosh opts out.Twitter.com
Lakers are dreaming, and nothing could be better than a win in the 2015 NBA Playoffs. Since they already have Kobe Bryant, bringing Carmelo Anthony and LeBron could make it an unbeatable trio. At least it would be better than the Bosh, LeBron, Wade trio that lost to the Spurs.
Tim Reynolds ✔ @ByTimReynoldsFollowChris Bosh, to AP, on Big 3 future: “We want to stay together, man. I’ll say that. It’s a great organization, great team and great city.”Twitter.com
Based on Tim Reynolds 2014 NBA Free Agency predictions, Bosh is happy in Miami and is unlikely to wander to LA. LeBron and Carmelo are likely to look for another Big Three formation before they make a decision.
The Washington Wizards did well in the 2014 NBA Playoffs and they will want to retain Marcin Gortat and Trevor Ariza. Both players were instrumental in making a good run for the 2014 Playoffs. But they are both free agents. CSN Washingto’s J. Micahel noted that these two players are crucial for the Washington Wizards offseason:
J. Michael @JMichaelCSNFollowAnd after Gortat, they’re set to visit Trevor Ariza. “Priority 1A and 1A” I’m told #WizardsTalk #NBATwitter.com