NBA free agency 2014: Lakers interested in Chris Bosh, according to report

Andy Lyons

The Lakers are interested in another piece of the Heat's "Big Three."

Free agency has officially begun and the Los Angeles Lakers are reportedly interested in another member of the Miami Heat's "Big Three," Chris Boshaccording to ESPN's Chris Broussard and Dave McMenamin. Bosh exercised his early termination option with the Heat and is an unrestricted free agent this summer.

Bosh just finished a strong run with the Heat, playing in four straight NBA Finals and capturing two titles. The Lakers have already begun redefining their frontcourt, drafting power forward Julius Randle out of Kentucky with the No. 7 pick in the 2014 NBA Draft. Bosh has played both power forward and center throughout his career, though he's more of a natural fit at the four-spot.

Still, Bosh has been a consistent big man in the NBA for years. His production has dipped as he played a less central role in Miami's offense than his time with the Toronto Raptors, but he still averaged 17.8 points and 7.4 rebounds per game though his four seasons with the Heat.

Bosh and the "Big Three" have been quiet going into free agency, though the trio met days before July 1 to discuss their future together. Most expect the Heat will retain their core, noting Bosh and especially Wade left a large amount of guaranteed money on the table, but he's an interesting option for Los Angeles if available.

The Lakers do not have a meeting scheduled with Bosh at this time.

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