We know that the Lakers biggest free agent target is Dwight Howard, and likely no other moves will be made until the big man makes up his mind. But once the biggest domino of the offseason falls, the Lakers will have to make some moves to fill out the rest of their roster. The Lakers don’t have a lot of wiggle room in luring free agents. They have the ability to offer their tax payer mid-level exception, which is a possible 2-year $3 million per year deal. Last season the Lakers managed to get Antawn Jamison for the veteran minimum, and will certainly be looking for more bargains like that this offseason. Here are some potential free agents the Lakers could get for a bargain. Ronnie Brewer has been in the league for seven seasons now and we know what he is. Brewer is an athlete who is most effective on offense when he is cutting to the basket. He isn’t a shooter and won’t develop into one, but he can provide some athleticism and defense on the wing, which the Lakers sorely need. He didn’t get much playing time last season on the Knicks and Thunder, so his price tag will be in the Lakers price range. Aaron Brooks has had a strange NBA career. In the 2009-10 season for the Rockets, Brooks averaged 19.6 points and 5.3 assists per game, while shooting 39.8% from beyond the arc. Brooks missed the entire 2011-12 season while playing in China during the NBA lockout. Last season he started the year with the Kings and ended the year on the bench for the Rockets.
Lakers Looking For Bargain Free Agent Options
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