NBA Rumors: Los Angeles Lakers Are Targeting Atlanta Hawks Star Al Horford

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Jun. 30 2016, Updated 3:04 a.m. ET

Though they are one of the worst teams in the NBA last season, the Los Angeles Lakers are still hoping to make a big splash. According to ESPN, the Lakers will be targeting Al Horford when free agency begins this week. The Atlanta Hawks forward is considered one of the top prizes this summer.

After two decades, Kobe Bryant has finally decided to walk away from the NBA. That means that the Los Angeles Lakers have a void when it comes to star power. Al Horford isn’t nearly as big of a star as Bryant, but he’s still a bigger star than anyone that is currently on the Lakers roster.

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Right now, the Los Angeles Lakers are one of the three NBA teams that get to speak with Al Horford first. The other two teams are the Orlando Magic and Detroit Pistons. Each team is hoping to lock down Horford before he even gets a chance to speak with other teams.

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