Lakers interested in Nick Young, Carlos Delfino, Jordan Farmar, Francisco Garcia, Chase Budinger and Wayne Ellington

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Aside from calling Dwight Howard as soon as 9:01 pm PST rolled around, the Los Angeles Lakers also called a bunch of other guys: guys who can be role players and are vital to a team’s success.

According to multiple reports, the Lakers expressed interested in Nick Young, Carlos Delfino, Jordan Farmar, Francisco GarciaChase Budinger and Wayne Ellington:

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Nick Young, who made $5,600,000 last season with the Philadelphia 76ers, is an unrestricted free agent, as is Francisco Garcia who made $6.1 million last season with the Houston Rockets. Both players may be in the Lakers’ price range: the most they can offer is around $3.1 million per year.

Jordan Farmar played overseas for the last few years, though he recently expressed his interest in return to the NBA – and the Lakers – in an interview quoted on this site earlier in the year.

Carlos Delfino may be out of the Lakers’ price range, as Bresnahan points out: funnily enough, he was waived earlier by the Rockets in order to make cap room to offer Howard a max contract.

Chase Budinger is an unrestricted free agent, though he may also command more than the $3.1 million the Lakers can offer.

Wayne Ellington is a shooter, hitting 39% of his shots last year from deep, while he made just over $3 million last season in Cleveland. He may be in the Lakers’ price range.

The Lakers also reached out to Knicks forward, Chris Copeland, earlier in the evening.

Written by Ross Pickering

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