The Los Angeles Lakers already pulled off a trade with the Utah Jazz this summer, acquiring Patrick Beverley while sending Stanley Johnson and Talen Horton-Tucker the other way. It also appears the Lakers are still interested in a few other players in Salt Lake City.

Via Jovan Buha and Sam Amick of The Athletic, LA has had trade conversations for Jordan Clarkson, Malik Beasley, and Bojan Bogdanovic:

“In recent conversations with the Jazz, the Lakers have targeted Bogdanović, Jordan Clarkson, and Malik Beasley, according to league sources.”

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The Lakers need more shooting. It’s that simple. There is just one roster spot left but of course, they can still pull off a trade. Clarkson started his career in Los Angeles and has developed into one of the best second-unit talents in the Association, even winning Sixth Man of the Year in 2020-21. He’s been a key piece for Utah across the last few years.

Beasley meanwhile, averaged 12.1 points on 37% shooting from downtown last season in Minnesota and was included in the Rudy Gobert trade. Bogdanovic is likely the most intriguing option of all. The Lakers are already guard-heavy after signing Dennis Schroder on Friday, which is why a wing like the Croatian makes sense. He’s a proven three-point threat in this league and a seasoned veteran. There is limited depth at forward for Darvin Ham’s squad and Bogdanovic is a career 39% shooter from longe. Sounds like a fit.

It remains to be seen if the Lakers will make any more moves. But, the front office is clearly staying busy. With Utah evidently heading into a rebuild of some sort, perhaps they’ll be willing to do more business.