The Los Angeles Lakers are planning to sign free-agent forward Brandon Bass and point-guard Lou Williams. Bass has agreed to sign for the Los Angeles outfit, according to sources.
30-year-old Bass featured in all 82 games for Boston Celtics and averaged 10.6 points and 4.9 rebounds. In his 10-year NBA career, Bass featured for the Celtics in the past four seasons.
Lakers’ general manager Mitch Kupchak revealed on Sunday in a release that the team is negotiating with both players and intends to sign them once the free agent moratorium ends, though a contract couldn’t be signed before July 9, according to league rules.
The terms of Bass contract are yet to be finalized as other contracts of the players are pending. Lakers have been aggressive over the weekend to rope in Bass, Williams and Indiana’s Roy Hibbert. To create cap space to sign free agents and absorb Hibbert’s $15.5 million salary, the Lakers are likely to trade Nick Young, according to Yahoo. Negotiation regarding terms of Hibbert’s trade is on and there is a possibility that the Lakers could send one player to Indiana.
Lakers are strongly considering the trade of Young, Ryan Kelly and Robert Sacre. Kelly or Sacre might land in Indiana Pacers.