Hassan Whiteside 'a potential objective' for Lakers as a DeMarcus Cousins get-together is impossible, per report
The Los Angeles Lakers cleared a program spot Monday night when they chose to forgo monitor Quinn Cook, and with Anthony Davis actually out because of injury, the quick theory was that they would hope to add a major man to assist manage his nonattendance. The most unmistakable accessible large man is DeMarcus Cousins, who spent piece of keep going season on the Laker list, and reports had just connected the different sides for a potential gathering.
Be that as it may, as indicated by Brad Turner and Dan Woike of the Los Angeles Times, Cousins getting back to the Lakers is far-fetched now. They are revealing that the Lakers won't promptly fill Cook's spot, which bodes well. The Lakers are squeezed facing the hard cap, and the more they hold on to fill their two empty program recognizes, the less expensive the supportive of appraised least agreements they offer free specialists will be. That will permit them to hold a couple of additional dollars under the hard cap line on the off chance that they need to make a marginally uneven exchange at the cutoff time.
A potential objective, as per Turner and Woike, is Sacramento Kings huge man Hassan Whiteside. The Kings have tumbled to No. 11 in the Western Conference and Whiteside is playing just 14.6 minutes per game, his least complete since turning into a starter during the 2014-15 season. What he would offer the Lakers right now is painfully required size. They don't right now have a seven-footer on the program, and with Davis out, the Lakers have attempted to shield the edge. Whiteside doesn't safeguard the edge well by any stretch of the imagination, however regularly piles up the absolute most elevated square sums in ball. Whiteside would probably battle to procure minutes in the postseason when Davis will probably slide back over to place for the main part of his minutes. Notwithstanding, he could help make up for a normal season shortfall.
The Lakers deferred Cook for adaptability regardless of anything else. It was an indication that Rob Pelinka accepts that this program should be updated. What structure that will take stays not yet clear, yet in the event that he surely plans to take as much time as necessary as this report recommends, that shows that basically anything could be on the table for the Lakers.