With the NBA trade deadline coming up next month, teams will undoubtedly be looking to beef up their rosters ahead of the postseason.
One of those teams is the Los Angeles Lakers, who just last month were pondering the idea of dealing Lonzo Ball, though that is no longer the case according to a rival executive.
“At one point a month ago, they were dangling Lonzo [Ball] a little bit, but now they don’t want to trade him.”
However, the likes of Josh Hart, Ivica Zubac and Moritz Wagner are reportedly available according to Bleacher Report’s Ken Berger, though he adds a package involving the trio would not land them Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal, for example.
“Josh Hart, Ivica Zubac and Moritz Wagner are available, rival executives say, while pretty much everyone else is off the table.”
With that being the case, it will certainly not help them land reported top target Anthony Davis either, as a package involving Ball, Kyle Kuzma, and Brandon Ingram is more likely to be accepted.
The question is if the Lakers are ready to give away their most promising youngsters for one of the best players in the league.
The 16-time champions have struggled of late especially without the injured LeBron James, as they have lost six of their last 10 games and currently hold a 25-22 record in ninth position in the Western Conference.
If things don’t improve, one can expect a trade to happen soon.