The Los Angeles Lakers are in the market for a big man and one might be available in Orlando.

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Marc Berman of the New York Post reported on Wednesday that the Lakers have an interest in trading for the Magic’s Mo Bamba. Berman adds that Bamba could be a future trade target for the New York Knicks as well.

The 22-year-old Bamba, a former No. 6 overall pick does not have much to show for in his NBA career thus far. He holds career averages of 5.6 points and 4.8 rebounds in 14.4 minutes per game.


The Lakers are thin at the center position right now. All-Star Anthony Davis will be sidelined for several weeks with an Achilles strain. With that kinda injury, the Lakers will not look to rush Davis back anytime soon.

Adding Bamba would definitely help LeBron James and the Lakers on the front line considering the two teams behind them in the Western Conference are strong in the paint.