With no first round picks to trade following the Anthony Davis trade, Kyle Kuzma is the Los Angeles' Lakers' only trade asset of significant value ahead of Thursday's deadline.
It was confirmed by Adrian Wojnarowski on Saturday morning that the Los Angeles Lakers have missed out on Kawhi Leonard. The NBA Finals MVP is heading to their Staples Center rivals, the Clippers, along with All-NBA wing Paul George.
Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal has been linked with the Los Angeles Lakers since the day LeBron James signed. Those rumours are gaining momentum, however, with Washington in a salary cap mess because of John Wall’s contract and the Lakers desperate to add star talent alongside James.
LeBron James is ready to ‘activate’ playoff intensity as the Los Angeles Lakers pursue a playoff berth.
For the Lakers to bounce back and make themselves a playoff-contender again, the front office will need to look to sign a high-level player to aid LeBron James and lead the team while LeBron recovers.