NBA rumors are swirling that the Los Angeles Lakers are likely to land Kevin Durant in free agency, but several reports claim that Toronto Raptors wing DeMar DeRozan seems to be the best chance for the Lakers.
DeRozan is set to opt-out of his contract this summer, becoming an unrestricted free agent. It is possible that the two-time All-Star DeRozan is looking to come home to Los Angeles.
The season for DeRozan ended on Friday night as the Raptors fell in the Eastern Conference Finals to the Cleveland Cavaliers. Afterwards, DeRozan started talking about his impending free agency, saying he cannot find a better situation than Toronto via Josh Lewenberg of TSN Sports:
DeRozan also rejected the idea of playing in his hometown. Asked about LA, DeRozan said its his home but "Only thing appealing to me is the things Ive done in this organization & the things I can do". DeRozan does not seem to sign with the Lakers this summer, and more than one team will court him once free agency begins.