Rumor: Lakers make Josh Hart, Ivica Zubac, Moritz Wagner available in trade talks
With the trade deadline just a few weeks away, teams around the league are expected to pick up the phone and begin negotiating with other front offices to try and improve their roster as they prepare for the final lap of the playoff race.
One of those teams appears to be the Los Angeles, according to Ken Berger of Bleacher Report.
In the West, the Lakers have to be part of the conversation because of the LeBron James factor, though it’s not clear to rival executives whom they’re willing to trade in any deal and whom they aren’t.
Josh Hart, Ivica Zubac and Moritz Wagner are available, rival executives say, while pretty much everyone else is off the table.
It is not clear what the Lakers are planning to do between now and the trade deadline, but a package of Josh Hart, Ivica Zubac, and Moritz Wagner won’t be enough for them to land Anthony Davis or Bradley Beal, two players that they reportedly want to acquire.
It is also worth noting Berger mentioning that aside from those three, everyone else is off limits because if the Lakers really want to get their hands on either Davis or Beal, guys like Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, an even Kyle Kuzma should be included in the trade discussions.
However, with the Lakers currently in the ninth spot in the Western Conference, they are obviously looking for a way to improve their roster.