Free agency has been humming along since the start of July, at least for most
Teams in much of the league have agreed on terms with free agents, but the
With free-agent center
The difficulty the Lakers could have in luring free agents is their plan to have as much cap space next summer as possible. Outside of
Additionally, the Lakers can only offer their $3.2-million taxpayer mid-level exception and minimum contracts. With the summer of 2014 in mind, the team isn't likely to offer more than a one-year deal.
Some free agents, like
The Lakers don't appear to be on the verge of a title, what with Howard spurning them and
will continue to sit on the team's mid-level exception, with hopes of finding some help for next season, but for the moment, the Lakers just don't appear to be an attractive destination this off-season.