The Los Angeles Lakers could create enough cap space with the Anthony Davis. "A lax-level free agent, general manager Rob Pelinka Kawhi Leonard and Kyrie Irving, two of the biggest names on the market.
Leonard reportedly already plans to take a meeting with the Lakers (and others In the New York Times,
Kyrie Irving remains as much as a target for the Lakers as Kawhi Leonard, league Sources say, now that the Lakers are sure they can open maximum cap space. Irving to Brooklyn …
– Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) June 28, 2019
This is a change in course since Tuesday, when Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reported that the Lakers were rooting for the Brooklyn Nets so they could freely go after D'Angelo Russell. Now they have max cap space in hand,
There are reasons to believe in a reunion between James and Irving – with Davis along the way as a massive upgrade on Kevin Love – is possible.
For one, we already know that Irving reportedly wants to play with Davis, and that one close to James, that the two reuniting on the Lakers is "still in play." that Irving has talked to people about the possibility of donning the purple and gold, and that James has been trying to recruit him. Even as far back as January, there were whispers – and cryptic instagram posts from James – that suggested he and Irving wanted to rejoin forces.
Will that happen? It's impossible to know, but things are looking forward to the Lakers heading into the start of free agency on Sunday. And if they could lure Irving, they would no longer have a glaring weakness in the backcourt on their roster, and with three talents as dynamic as James, Irving and Davis are, they may just be able to paper over any varnish For more Lakers subscribe to the Silver Screen and Roll podcast feed on iTunes Spotify  Stitcher or Google Podcasts . Here is a list of every free agent credibly connected to the Lakers so far. You can follow Harrison on Twitter at @hmfaigen .