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Lakers need Kobe Bryant to help recruit, but will stars come for less?
Lakers need Kobe Bryant to help recruit, but will stars come for less?

The Lakers finished the 2014 NBA draft with a pair of promising players. The team took Kentucky forward Julius Randle with the seventh overall pick and Missouri combo guard Jordan Clarkson with the 46th selection (purchased from the Washington Wizards). Now the Lakers will get ready for free agency, starting on July 1 at 9:01 p.m. Pacific. "We are prepared with enough space to be aggressive," General Manager Mitch Kupchak said Thursday of the Lakers' potential available cap space in July. "The [free agent] class is a large class, but in terms of the best of the best, there's only a couple," he said. "We structured our salary knowing that you might...

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