[DeMar] DeRozan, who starred at Compton High and USC, has interest in returning home to play for the Lakers, even if it is for less than the $27.7 million he earned last season in San Antonio, according to people not authorized to speak publicly on the matter.
Though the Lakers didn’t acquire [Kyle] Lowry at the trade deadline, he remains interested in joining them, according to people with knowledge of his situation.
ANALYSIS: DeRozan and Lowry will both be unrestricted free agents this summer and were former teammates on the Toronto Raptors. Lowry has been with the franchise since 2012-13, helping Toronto win the 2019 NBA championship. Since being traded from Toronto to San Antonio in 2018, DeRozan has averaged 21.6 points and 6.2 assists per game with the Spurs.