The latest Lakers rumors have to do with veteran Tony Allen.
According to a report from ESPN, the Memphis Grizzlies are open to dealing Tony Allen.
Playing in the NBA for over a decade, Allen has managed to gain respect because of his defense. Many elite talents have accredited him with being a tough person to play against, including Lakers legend Kobe Bryant.
Rumor also has it that the Lakers could be interested in trading for Nerlens Noel from Philadelphia. The 76ers and Noel seem to be on different pages moving forward, and it could allow Los Angeles to acquire more young talent.
The idea of snagging Allen, however, might be more tempting.
This past off-season we saw the team try to go the route of veteran leadership via Luol Deng.
Unfortunately, it’s hard to say that Deng has met those expectations, if any of them.
Knowing that, it’s also worth noting that the young core has stepped in unprecedented fashion along the way.