Free agent wing DeMar DeRozan thinks that getting a chance to play with the Los Angeles Lakers would be a “great opportunity.”
DeRozan, who is from Compton, Calif., could sign with the Lakers this offseason if the team can work out a deal cap wise.
.@DeMar_DeRozan on playing for the Lakers:
“You’d love to have the opportunity to play at home, especially if they want you, why not? I think it would work [between me, LeBron & AD]. We’re smart basketball players and it’s all about coming together.” pic.twitter.com/FD8VIX4Jha
— Club Shay Shay (@ClubShayShay) July 26, 2021
The Lakers are in an interesting spot in terms of cap space, but they could free up some room if they can orchestrate a deal that moves Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Kyle Kuzma.
The four-time All-Star averaged 21.6 points, 4.2 rebounds and 6.9 assists per game last season for the Spurs.
DeRozan isn’t the greatest shooter, as he was just 25.7 percent from beyond the arc in the 2020-21 season, but he could be a solid third option for the Lakers.
Los Angeles is looking to improve its roster after getting knocked out by the Phoenix Suns in the first round of the playoffs.