The 2 players Lakers are desperately trying to trade this offseason
Something’s brewing in Los Angeles, right? The Lakers have been the center of a ton of rumors, as always. With NBA free agency just weeks away, and the 2021 NBA Draft right around the corner, teams are shopping players and picks at an all-time high, or so it seems.
The purple and gold are already active, and according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, Rob Pelinka has offered two players to a ton of teams across the NBA.
Adrian Wojnarowski says the Lakers have offered KCP and Kuzma to "almost every team" in the league pic.twitter.com/e38eTZeTgB
— Jacob Rude (@JacobRude) July 25, 2021
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Kyle Kuzma are the two players. Kuzma isn’t exactly surprising, due to his value and his fit with the Lakers. Reports came that he had been involved in many deals over the past couple of seasons before he found his niche and played valuable minutes during the Lakers title run.
Caldwell-Pope is a bit more surprising, considering his value on the defensive end is second-to-none. However, Pelinka and the Lakers are trying to do something and bring another high-level player to put next to LeBron James and Anthony Davis.
The Lakers also have the 22nd pick in the NBA Draft and could float that around in the coming days leading up to Thursday. Either way, Rob Pelinka, and the Lakers are up to something and have something in store after a first-round exit to the Phoenix Suns.