The Los Angeles Lakers are one team that clearly has its sights set on making moves. According to J. Michael of the Indianapolis Star, the Lakers attempted to land the No. 13 pick from the Indiana Pacers in a trade involving Kyle Kuzma. The Pacers weren’t interested in Kuzma and declined.

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With the Lakers trying to enter the draft, it indicates the organization wants to get a young role player to pair along with LeBron James and Anthony Davis.

This is likely far from the last team we’ll see Kuzma shopped to this summer, but if this deal didn’t get it done, we can probably cross the Pacers off the list of potential trade partners for him.


One thing the Lakers are making it crystal clear is that Kuzma is for sure available via a trade.