Struggling sharpshooter is already paving the way to join Lakers this summer

The 32-year-old will be an unrestricted free agent.

Los Angeles Lakers, Rob Pelinka
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Los Angeles Lakers fans might've gotten a hint about one of the players the organization will sign in free agency this summer. If a player is represented by Klutch Sports, there's a 99.9999% chance they'll end up on the Lakers. Okay, maybe the probability isn't that high, but it's not far off.

LA and Rich Paul go hand-in-hand. The 42-year-old lives in Beverly Hills and often sits courtside at Lakers games. He represents two of the biggest names in the game -- LeBron James and Anthony Davis.

Los Angeles could add to its list of Klutch players in a few months. On Tuesday, New York Knicks guard Alec Burks switched agencies, going from Octagon to Klutch. That move is telling because he'll be an unrestricted free agent over the summer.

Alec Burks would join several Klutch players who've joined Lakers recently

There's a long list of current and former Lakers who used their Klutch connection to sign with Los Angeles. A few of those players are: James, Davis, Troy Brown Jr., Juan Toscano-Anderson, Lonnie Walker IV, Cam Reddish, Scotty Pippen Jr., Tristan Thompson, J.R. Smith (2020 NBA Champion), and Kendrick Nunn. Maybe Burks will be the next!

The veteran shouldn't command much money in free agency, meaning he is a player the Lakers could afford to sign.

New York acquired Burks and Bojan Bogdanovic ahead of the 2024 deadline. In the first half of the season with Detroit, Burks averaged 12.6 points on 39.4% shooting from the field and 40.1% from three. Since the trade, he's averaging only 7.2 points per game on 31.4% shooting from the field and 30% from deep. It's worth noting he has been dealing with a shoulder injury.

Burks hasn't been able to break out of his New York slump, so LA could maybe get him for a cheaper price. It's not as if he isn't a good shooter. Except for the 20 games he's played this season with the Knicks, the last time he shot less than 40% from three was in the first half of the 2019-20 season. In 48 games with the Warriors, Burks shot 37.5% from three on 4.7 attempts per game.

Signing Burks wouldn't be a bad move for the Lakers, and it certainly helps that he's with Klutch now. If he gets back to his ways (and there's reason to believe he would), he'd be a good scoring option off the bench in what could result in his first NBA title.

Burks has played for two California teams (Kings and Warriors) and could add the Lakers to his resume this summer.