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Lakers show interest in Eric Gordon and Buddy Hield

The Los Angeles Lakers continue to look for ways to improve their roster. It is known that for a few days the Angelenos have been working on a transfer that could culminate in the arrival of Kyrie Irving to the team, but this is not the only operation in which they are immersed. According to Adrian Wojnarowski, a journalist from ESPNthe Californian franchise has continued to look for other perimeter players, preferably shooting guards, and has made known its interest in signing Eric Godon and Buddy Hield.

The latter is a player with whom they were already strongly linked last year, just before the arrival of Russell Westbrook, and even then there were many who assured that the Bahamian fit much better into the team than the point guard. Hield is a player who has shone throughout his career due to his good outside shot (39.8% accuracy) and his ability to score without requiring much of the ball, virtues that were more suited to what the squad needed . A year later, the Lakers seem determined to correct the mistake, and have already knocked on the door of some Pacers for whom the shooting guard is far from immovable.

Gordon, for his part, has been hearing rumors for years about his departure from Houston, which were strengthened when the Texans definitively launched themselves into the tanking. Again, his ability to be effective without the ball and his exterior accuracy make him a valuable piece for these Lakers, who nevertheless seem destined to compete with other franchises for the transfer of him. In fact, Kelly Iko, a journalist for The Athletichas assured that there are already several that have tried to carry out the operation, but the offers have not convinced the Rockets.

Both players will start the second year of their respective contracts next year, both worth around 20 million dollars. Gordon, however, doesn’t have his final year fully guaranteed, which would give the Angels some flexibility in case his potential addition doesn’t work out as expected.

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