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REPORT: Lakers Young Core NOT Regarded As Untouchable

It doesn’t appear that the Lakers are married to any player on their roster at the moment (Robert Hanashiro/USA TODAY Sports)

The Los Angeles Lakers seem to be moving in the right direction with a bright future ahead of themselves. Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, Kyle Kuzma, and Josh Hart figure to be part of that next great Lakers team in the near future. It’s no secret that the Lakers are going to be on the hunt for superstar type help this offseason, sacrificing one of those young players to do so isn’t out of the question.

Take a look at what Tania Ganguli of the Los Angels Times had to say on the Lakers’ offseason:

“While they like their young core and would prefer to keep those players growing together, they have told teams no player is untouchable in trades, according to multiple sources who spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitive nature of trade and free-agent negotiations.

To be clear, the Lakers are not actively shopping any of their players. They are willing to listen to offers and could move one of them — even a member of the talented young cadre of Lonzo Ball, Kyle Kuzma, Brandon Ingram or Josh Hart — if an offer blows them away.”

Kawhi Leonard and Karl-Anthony Towns might be at the surface of those reports. Something strange is going on in San Antonio and Minnesota. Leonard barely played this season and has been disgruntled with members of the Spurs organization. KAT was just spotted in a Suns jersey for crying out loud. If it means dealing for one of those guys in an effort to land Paul George and or LeBron James, then maybe that’s something the Lakers consider.

Isaiah Thomas Says He Won’t Come Off The Bench For Lakers

LA can’t afford another offseason where they come up empty handed or even worse sign a class like Timofey Mozgov and Luol Deng. Don’t count out DeMarcus Cousins either who may be a backup plan of sorts.


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