June 25, 2016, 12:55 pm
The Lakers are going to “aggressively pursue” Hassan Whiteside as the free agency season is in full swing.
This is a no-brainer for them as they’re in desperate need for a center and this is a free agency battle they can legitimately win. While Whiteside probably loves South Beach and the Heat are a top-notch operation, he has always had a taste for the flashy and extravagant and L.A. is really the only town outside of New York that can match that. And if the Heat start to let up on the gas at all in this chase, which isn’t likely but isn’t out of the question, then the Lakers will have an intriguing combination of talent and guh on their roster next season.