To help fans keep track of the madness, we will be keeping an updating list below of all our coverage of everyone the Lakers have been linked to, as well as any players they sign.
As a reminder/refresher, here are the notable dates and facts to remember about free agency while discussing or evaluating these rumors and reports.
NBA free agency start date
Friday, June 30 at 3 p.m. PT — This is when teams can officially speak with free agents and make verbal agreements on contracts, but not officially put ink to paper on them yet.
Date NBA teams can officially sign free agents to contracts or offer sheets
Wednesday, July 5 at 9:01 p.m. PT — This is the earliest date when teams can officially sign restricted free agents like Austin Reaves or Rui Hachimura to an offer sheet, after which the Lakers would then have 24 hours to consider whether or not to match.
Who are the best free agents available?
- Kyrie Irving
- Khris Middleton
- Draymond Green
- Kyle Kuzma
- Fred VanVleet
- Brook Lopez
- Jerami Grant
- Austin Reaves
- Cameron Johnson
- Jakob Poeltl
Stay tuned to the updating list below to see if the Lakers are further linked to or able to sign any of the guys above, or any other difference-makers as NBA free agency opens up.
And for more updates on the Lakers’ own free agents and smaller rumors — and to chat about it all — check out our Silver Screen and Roll Lakers free agency rumors tracker and discussion thread.