The Los Angeles Lakers still have a couple of open roster spots they will try to fill out before the new season tips off. For his part, however, LeBron James might not be pleased with LA's rumored free agency plans regarding those open spots.
It was earlier reported that Isaiah Thomas worked out for the Lakers ahead of what could be a sensational return to Hollywood for the former NBA All-Star. Darren Collison and Mike James also joined IT in the workout, which makes it abundantly clear that the Lakers are aiming to add a third point guard behind Russell Westbrook and Kendrick Nunn.
According to Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports, however, all of the Lakers' current moves seem to point to the fact that Jared Dudley will no longer be with the team next season:
And with the intention of signing two more players and leaving a roster spot open, it means Jared Dudley’s two-year tenure with the organization will likely come to an end.
LeBron and Dudley are good friends, and the fact that the veteran free agent could be on his way out of LA might not sit well with The King. Then again, the Lakers have lost most of the players on their roster over the past couple of weeks, so Dudley could just be another victim of the team's summer overhaul.
It is also worth noting that LeBron himself is excited about the prospect of Thomas's comeback bid, and he's clearly rooting for IT's triumphant return. We're just not sure how happy James will be if Thomas actually ends up taking Dudley's spot on the roster.