6 Free agents who should be on Lakers' summer wish list

The Lakers should try to land these free agents in the offseason.
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2. Kyle Lowry

The Lakers need another ball-handler and playmaker, especially if D’Angelo Russell departs in free agency. Getting a point guard capable of running their offense and spacing the floor is a must. Finding a veteran with championship experience would help too.

Lowry turns 38 years old on March 25 and is in his 18th NBA season. He is currently the fifth-oldest player in the league. The six-time All-Star helped the Raptors win the championship in 2019 and just played a 26-minute per-game role for the Heat in their 2023 run to the NBA Finals. Lowry is declining, but he is shooting 38.3 percent from 3-point range and still dishing out dimes.

He was bought out by the Heat this season before signing with his hometown 76ers. Kyle Lowry will be an unrestricted free agent this summer. Does he decide to stay in Philly or chase a championship with another franchise? Lowry likely won’t command a hefty contract, so the veteran will have his choice of where to finish his career.

The Los Angeles Lakers may turn to him to solve their point guard needs. The franchise hopes to convince an All-Star to join them this summer. LA will have assets to trade but would love to snag one at a massive discount in free agency. Their best bet may be trying to convince someone to make a homecoming.