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Report: Lakers would ‘consider’ two lesser 1st-round picks in package for Kyle Kuzma

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What is it going to take for the Los Angeles Lakers to trade small forward Kyle Kuzma?

Two potential lesser first-round picks as part of the package is reportedly on the table for the Lakers, per Sean Deveney of Heavy:

The Lakers would also consider two potential lesser first-round picks as part of a package for Kuzma.

“They had to sort of sell out their draft picks to put this team together, with Davis,” the GM said. “They want to piece some of that back together so they’re in position if they want to make other trades, this year or down the road. It’s a high price they want.”

Kuzma is still on his rookie contract with the Lakers. He’s making $1.9 million this season. The swingman is averaging 11.8 points and 3.5 rebounds for the Lakers in 27 games while shooting 42.0 percent from the field, 34.6 percent from beyond the arc and 73.7 percent from the free-throw line.

The Lakers have the best record in the Western Conference, but are looking for more shooters and playmakers next to LeBron James and Anthony Davis.

Kuzma’s future with Los Angeles has been in question ever since his trainer called out LeBron. We’ll see if LA ends up making a deal involving Kuzma. He is said to have a strong relationship with Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka.