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The Lakers, Knicks, Jazz, And Hornets Discussed A 4-Team Deal That Would Send Terry Rozier And Bojan Bogdanovic To The Lakers, Say NBA Insiders

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The Los Angeles Lakers are a team that clearly needed to make some changes this offseason. They went 33-49 last season despite the presence of LeBron James and Anthony Davis on the roster. The Los Angeles Lakers ended up firing Frank Vogel and bringing in coach Darvin Ham.

The team has been mentioned in trade rumors all summer, and it is clear that the Los Angeles Lakers are trying their best to create a championship-caliber roster around LeBron James and Anthony Davis.


The Lakers Have Discussed A 4-Team Trade To Get Them Some Veteran Help

The Los Angeles Lakers have already made some big acquisitions this offseason. They most recently signed Dennis Schroder, who has starred at EuroBasket. Previously during the offseason, they traded for defensive-minded point guard Patrick Beverley.

NBA Insiders Jovan Buha and Sam Amick of The Athletic have recently revealed that the Los Angeles Lakers have discussed a 4-team deal with the Utah Jazz, New York Knicks, and Charlotte Hornets earlier in the summer. A "preliminary iteration" of that deal would have netted the Los Angeles Lakers veterans Bojan Bogdanovic and Terry Rozier.

The Lakers discussed a four-team trade with Utah, New York and Charlotte ahead of the Donovan-Mitchell-to-Cleveland trade, according to league sources. One preliminary iteration of a four-team deal would have had Bojan Bogdanovic and Terry Rozier going back to Los Angeles.

There is no doubt that both of those players would be good additions to the Los Angeles Lakers. Terry Rozier is a fantastic shot creator and 3PT shooter who could potentially thrive as a sixth man. Bojan Bogdanovic is an amazing shooter from beyond the arc as well and is fundamentally sound on the defensive end. Both players could potentially be impactful additions due to their off-ball ability and knowledge of how to play a complementary role next to superstar players.

Obviously, it is unclear if a deal with this framework is still being discussed by the four teams. Things can change really quickly in the NBA. However, it was recently reported that the Los Angeles Lakers have still been in contact with the Utah Jazz about a potential trade, so a move happening in the near future is not out of the question. Hopefully, we see the Los Angeles Lakers find a way to field a more competitive team during the 2022-23 season, whether it is via trade or signing more impactful free agents.