The Lakers have indicated that they want to be in position to make an offer to one or both after next season, team sources told ESPN. They called the wing-ranging possibilities of landing either superstar both realistic and far-fetched.
A number of other attractive players could become available after next season. The list includes Dwyane Wade, Amare Stoudemire, Chris Bosh, Luol Deng, Danny Granger, Andrew Bogut and Dirk Nowitzki. ESPN sources said James has yet to entertain thoughts about his plans beyond next season in Miami.
The Heat will be coming off their second straight NBA championship. Anthony has an early terminiation option after next season in his contract with the Knicks. He could seek an extension or opt to become a free agent. Kobe Bryant has said he wants to play two to three more seasons and would help recruit star players to L.A. He will be the highest-paid player in the NBA next season at $30.5 million but appears willing to rework his deal to allow the Lakers enough cap room to bring in top talent.
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