NBA rumors are swirling around Chandler Parsons and his future with the Dallas Mavericks. Reports have surfaced that the four year veteran is considering walking away in free agency. Several NBA teams are said to be interested in acquiring Parsons when the free agency period begins this summer. One of the teams that are reportedly interested in signing Parsons is the Los Angeles Lakers, according to ESPN.
Even though the Los Angeles Lakers are in the midst of their third straight losing season, they are still appealing to NBA players when it comes to free agency. Not only do they get to play for one of the most storied franchises in all of professional sports, they’re also living in southern California. There, players get wonderful weather, beautiful oceans, attractive women, exciting nightlife and plenty of business opportunities that professional athletes seek.
Being a franchise player for the Los Angeles Lakers might be a bit more appealing than doing so for the Dallas Mavericks. Once Dirk Nowitzki retires, there’s not exactly a ton of talent remaining. Wesley Matthews is a good player, but he has yet to recover completely from his torn ACL injury. The rest are either older role players or younger guys that have yet to prove that they belong in the NBA.
If the Los Angeles Lakers sign Chandler Parsons as a free agent, then they have the makings of a very good starting lineup in the NBA. Jordan Clarkson and D’Angelo Russell would start at the guard positions. Parsons would take the starting small forward position that is currently occupied by Kobe Bryant. Julius Randle can be a solid power forward. That would only leave the center position that Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak would need to be concerned about.
With so many options available in the NBA for Chandler Parsons, no one really knows where he’s going to end up playing next season. When the season ends, he’s likely going to sit down with his agent and try to figure out where the best fit would be. Based on everything that they have to offer, the Los Angeles Lakers are definitely going to be on his wish list. Los Angeles seems like too good a fit for Parsons to not consider it.
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