The Los Angeles Lakers will have a ton of money to spend in free agency this summer, boasting a league-leading $68.3 million in cap space, but who they will aim to give it to as they try to rapidly improve the team that set a new low for worst win-loss record in franchise history last season.
Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak said that the team's new head coach, Luke Walton, will have "some input" on those targets, and the team has been much rumored to be interested in two of his current Golden State Warriors players, Harrison Barnes and Festus Ezeli.
The Walton, Barnes, Ezeli, and the rest of the defending champions are still in the playoffs, but that hasn't kept the rest of the team from hearing those rumors and being ready to poke a little fun at them (or accidentally reveal a huge story). Mo Speights is among those that's heard the rumors, and the Warriors forward referenced them on Snapchat on Saturday:
Mo Speights snapchat story pic.twitter.com/tBTmcOujKo— Payton Grant (@thats_so_payton) May 7, 2016
Speights is likely just having fun with the rumors of the two restricted free agents' rumored impending departure from Golden State this offseason, but it's still hilarious that even their teammates are aware of all of the whispers surrounding the Lakers' interest in the two young players.
However, if one or both of this pair ends up signing in Los Angeles, the national reporters had better cite Mo Speights of the Golden State Warriors as breaking the story. We knew Mo had buckets, but he might also have scoops.
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