Originally written on Fox Sports West  |  Last updated 7/17/13
In the least earth-shattering news ever in sports, an ESPNLosAngles.com report Wednesday states that the Lakers are planning to make runs at LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony in free agency next summer. Both James and Anthony have opt-out clauses in their contracts after the 2013-14 season, meaning that they can choose whether they want to return to the Heat and Knicks, respectively. James has two years of player options on his deal, whereas Anthony has just one. According to the ESPNLosAngeles.com report, sources vary in their opinions of whether the Lakers could pull off attracting either player. The Lakers, for their part, are doing everything they can to put themselves in a position to offer attractive packages to one or both of the free agents; apart from Steve Nash's (9.7 million) and Robert Sacre's (915,243) deals, the team is not on the hook for any guaranteed money beyond 2013-14, and it doesn't plan to add any such deals this year. That said, there are plenty of other fa...
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