Lakers targeting James, Anthony

Lakers targeting James, Anthony
July 17, 2013, 2:45 pm
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After losing Dwight Howard to the Houston Rockets, the Los Angeles Lakers are reportedly gearing up to make a run at a dream team next offseason.

The Lakers are planning to focus their attention on 2014's two biggest free agents, LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony, according to ESPN. Opinions on the possibility of James and Anthony actually playing in Los Angeles range from "realistic" to "far-fetched."

Both Anthony and James have the option to terminate their contracts early next offseason, but it's unclear whether either superstar plans to do so. Either way, the Lakers are targeting one or both should they become available. Kobe Bryant's contract will also be up after next season, so the Lakers would need to find a way to fit all three under the salary cap and onto the court.

It may be wishful thinking, but the free agent frenzy will pick up steam if James or Anthony become available.