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NBA Free Agency: Lakers under 'serious consideration' for Robin Lopez, according to report

The Lakers are in the mix for Robin Lopez as the free agent center market vanishes into thin air.

Jaime Valdez-USA TODAY Sports

The Los Angeles Lakers may be quiet in Day 2 of free agency, but they've emerged as a team under "serious consideration" for free agent center Robin Lopez, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports. The Lakers were granted a second meeting with big man LaMarcus Aldridge, but are also engaged in a battle with the New York Knicks to acquire Lopez's services.

The Knicks were discussing a deal with Robin worth $12-13 million per season, according to Wojnarowski. Omer Asik's five-year, $60 million contract with the New Orleans Pelicans makes for an expensive negotiation point for teams interested in an established center. The Lakers are running out of time to find a starting-quality five for their rotation, giving Lopez leverage with the terms of his contract.

Lopez would fit well next to Randle as a defensive center, and can give the Lakers' young backcourt a pick-and-roll partner that should help them develop. It's unclear if the Lakers would be offering a deal in a similar ball park. Both the Lakers and Knicks are awaiting word from DeAndre Jordan on his free agency decision, but are considered long shots to sign him this summer.

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