Lakers call Kings abut Kuzma; exploring making ‘fringe’ moves

Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma could be on the move before the February trade deadline.

The Los Angeles Lakers apparently aren’t just taking calls on Kyle Kuzma, they’re making them.

According to Tania Ganguli of the LA Times, Lakers GM Rob Pelinka first reached out to the Sacramento Kings to gauge their interest on Kuzma.

Right now, though, nothing appears imminent on Kuzma or anyone else. The Lakers are more likely in “due dillegence” mode.

“A person familiar with the team’s plans said the Lakers, who have the best record in the Western Conference, don’t plan to make any dramatic moves, but would be interested in improving the ‘fringes’ of their team if the right deal arises,” Gangulia reported. “To that end, the Lakers are willing to listen to offers involving any of their players except LeBron James and Anthony Davis, the person said.”

Kuzma is averaging a career-low 12.0 points and 3.6 rebounds, but is still viewed as the type of young talent that could garner the Lakers a nice return.

The NBA trade deadline is Feb. 6.