Much of the attention of the Los Angeles Lakers’ personnel needs this offseason has centered around the guard position. The big questions in that regard are whether the team will pony up the dough to keep Austin Reaves and D’Angelo Russell, their starting guards, and whether Russell could be involved in a sign-and-trade.
But Los Angeles could also use some more frontcourt depth, especially after it usually went with 6-foot-8 Rui Hachimura and even LeBron James to back up Anthony Davis at the 5 during the playoffs.
To that end, the team is reportedly interested in signing Minnesota Timberwolves big man Naz Reid.
Via Lakers Daily:
“Sources tell Lakers Daily that the Lakers are interested in acquiring Reid, who will be an unrestricted free agent this offseason.”
Reid is just 23 years old, and although he’s only 6-foot-9, he weighs a robust 264 pounds. He has become a key reserve for an upstart Timberwolves squad over the last couple of years, mostly at the center position.
This season, he averaged 11.5 points, 4.9 rebounds and 0.8 blocked shots in 18.4 minutes per game. Although he isn’t a great 3-point shooter, he hit 34.6 percent of his treys during the regular season.
Story originally appeared on LeBron Wire