Report: Lakers have told teams no player is untouchable in trades

Lakers president Magic Johnson attempted to negotiate a trade for Pelicans star Anthony Davis ahead of the deadline.

The Los Angeles Lakers are widely expected to pursue LeBron James and Paul George this summer in free-agency and are listening to trade offers in an effort to position themselves accordingly.

According to a report from The Los Angeles Times, the Lakers have told rival teams that no player on their roster is untouchable in trades, including the young guns such as Lonzo BallKyle Kuzma, Brandon Ingram and Josh Hart.

The Lakers are not actively shopping any of the aforementioned players, but if an offer blows them away, they would be willing to part ways with their young core.

The franchise currently has the salary cap space to add at least one maximum contract player, but would need to tweak the roster to be able to add two this summer.

Power forward Julius Randle will be a free-agent once July 1 hits as well and he will surely be looking for top dollar after having a productive 2017-18 season.


2 Comments on "Report: Lakers have told teams no player is untouchable in trades"

  1. Jake Parmley | May 18, 2018 at 8:22 pm |

    Idk if you guys will see this but would packaging one of the young guys with Deng allow the lakers to have close to three max slots in free agency?

    • that’s what I’ve heard

      still can’t believe L.A. is going to move Ball or Kuzma

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