The Lakers might not be a championship-caliber team the way they’re currently constructed, but as the team’s Basketball Insiders salary page shows, they’re set to have plenty of cap room next summer that they can use to lure free agents to the ever-appealing purple-and-gold. We’ll round up the latest out of Lakerland below..
- Michael Beasley has worked out twice for the Lakers this offseason, and it isn’t the first time that LA has shown interest in the former second overall pick. Eric Pincus of the Los Angeles Times looks back at when the Lakers were close to acquiring Beasley in 2012 before pulling the trigger on a trade for Jordan Hill instead.
- Phil Hubbard has been named head coach of the Lakers’ D-League affiliate, the Los Angeles D-Fenders, the team announced (on Twitter). Mark Medina of the Los Angeles Daily News provides some background on Hubbard and lays out the former player’s coaching resume.
- Johnny Davis won’t be part of Byron Scott‘s coaching staff in Los Angeles next season, as Medina hears (Twitter link). Davis, the former head coach of the Sixers, Magic, and Grizzlies, spent last season as an assistant under Mike D’Antoni.