The Lakers are reportedly still looking to add a shooting guard to their roster and two players are mentioned as being their potential targets.
One of them is Buddy Hield, who was traded by the Kings to the Pacers this past season. The 29-year-old shooting has been on the Lakers’ radar for quite some time but the purple and gold were unable to reach an agreement with Sacramento.
This past season Hield averaged 15.6 points, 4.4 rebounds and 2.8 assists per game in 30.9 minutes per game. The second half of season when he joined Indiana was better for him as he became a starter and enjoyed more minutes.
Eric Gordon is another shooting guard reportedly on the Lakers’ list. The 33-year-old sharp shooter could get moved by the Rockets as they continue rebuilding for the future. This past season he averaged 13.4 points, 2 rebounds and 2.7 assists in 29.3 minutes per game.
Via Marc Stein @ marcstein.substack.com:
“After the Lakers’ good work in the bargain department to add the likes of Thomas Bryant, Lonnie Walker IV and Juan Toscano-Anderson, they are still “definitely” looking for ways to add shooting, according to one source with knowledge of the team’s thinking. That is why they continue to be linked to Hield (now an Indiana Pacer) and Houston’s Eric Gordon … as well as the fact both Hield and Gordon are former Pelinka clients from his days as a player agent.”