Lakers make Hart, Zubac and Wagner available in trade talks

Lakers shooting guard Josh Hart will miss the remainder of the season following a knee procedure.

The Los Angeles Lakers have made guard Josh Hart, center Ivica Zubac and rookie big man Moritz Wagner available in trade talks, according to a report from Ken Berger of Bleacher Report.

Berger was writing about the Lakers as a potential destination for Washington Wizards shooting guard Bradley Beal, though that appears to be a long-shot.

“Josh Hart, Ivica Zubac and Moritz Wagner are available, rival executives say, while pretty much everyone else is off the table,” Berger reported. “To get Beal, it’s going to take a lot more than that.”

The Lakers are indeed seeking a swingman, perimeter-shooting type, and have recently been linked to Carmelo Anthony, still in exile with the Houston Rockets.

But they apparently are taking some of their younger players off the market in search of help.

Berger quoted an opposing executive as saying: “At one point a month ago, they were dangling Lonzo [Ball] a little bit, but now they don’t want to trade him.”

The trade deadline is Feb. 7.

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