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Mitch Kupchak
Lakers have big plans for frontcourt: Carmelo Anthony, Pau Gasol
Lakers have big plans for frontcourt: Carmelo Anthony, Pau Gasol

The Lakers are envisioning a future with Carmelo Anthony and Pau Gasol together in their frontcourt, hoping to make it a reality with step one Thursday. The Lakers will meet with Anthony at an undisclosed location in Los Angeles, pitching their franchise as a perennial championship contender and their city as a wealth of opportunity. If Anthony eventually chooses the Lakers, they feel they have a good chance of bringing Gasol back. "If the Lakers get Carmelo, Pau will stay," said a person familiar with Gasol's thinking. Assuming Anthony wanted a maximum salary starting at $22.5 million next season, the Lakers could waive Steve Nash and spread his salary over three...

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