Mo Bamba is about to become one of the sought-after big men in free agency after reports emerged that the Orlando Magic are not expected to tender a qualifying offer to the 24-year-old center. Bamba is now expected to become an unrestricted free agent, with the Los Angeles Lakers reportedly keeping a keen eye on the situation. They aren't alone, though.
Needless to say, Bamba is going to be a very wanted man. This comes as no surprise considering how the 7-foot center averaged across-the-board career-high numbers in 2021-22: 10.6 points on 48.0 percent shooting, 8.1 rebounds, 1.2 assists, 1.7 blocks, and 1.5 triples per game on a 38.1-percent clip.
It's going to be extremely busy in the NBA come Thursday and it is clear that more than a few teams will be vying for Bamba's signature. For their part, the Lakers are just hoping that they're the ones who are able to land the highly-coveted big man.