Despite constantly being mentioned in trade rumors throughout the summer, the Los Angeles Lakers have yet to be involved in a blockbuster deal during the offseason. As a matter of fact, apart from signing a handful of free agents, they haven't made any significant moves this offseason just yet.

As it turns out, however, the Lakers have actually been busy behind the scenes. ESPN's NBA insider Dave McMenamin reports that LA had discussions with the Indiana Pacers about a possible multi-player trade deal:

“Meanwhile, behind the scenes, the Lakers have also talked to the Indiana Pacers about a multiplayer deal,” McMenamin said (h/t Brad Sullivan of Lakers Daily). “Now, I’m told that those talks basically went nowhere. The Pacers didn’t believe that the Lakers gave a good of an enough offer to continue having that conversation.”

This report suggests that a Lakers trade with the Pacers never really picked up too much momentum. It sounds like LA lowballed Indiana, which led to the latter pulling out of the deal completely.

No details were provided on the players the Lakers wanted in the botched deal or the assets they were willing to part ways with. It is worth noting, however, that in terms of Pacers trade rumors, big man Myles Turner has been heavily linked to a move away from Indiana. Whether or not the purple and gold wanted to pursue the 6-foot-11 center is unknown.

At this point, Lakers trade rumors will continue to run rife up until they actually do something. Right now, it just feels like something big is coming.