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06:50  12 june  2019
06:50  12 june  2019 Source:   sportingnews.com

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The Lakers might come up empty-handed this offseason.

Los Angeles could struggle to sign a top free agent this summer to pair with star LeBron James, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported Tuesday during an appearance on the network’s mock draft show.

He added:

“This is an organization that is in a win-now mode with LeBron James. They’ve got to find, and very likely via trade, a co-star for LeBron James, because right now they are not a front-runner or even really a major consideration among any of the elite free agents."

The Lakers have reportedly been interested in dealing for star Anthony Davis since January and the Pelicans have begun listening to offers for him, according to an earlier report from ESPN. New Orleans is asking for an “All-Star player, a young player with All-Star potential and two first-round picks” in exchange for Davis, that report says.

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Wojnarowski reported:

“(If the Lakers are picking at No. 4) on draft night, they’re in trouble, because that means they didn’t get an AD trade done. … If they don’t get Anthony Davis, they’re going to have a hard time putting a team on the floor next year that LeBron James is going to be very happy about.”

The Lakers have been linked to Kemba Walker, Kawhi Leonard and Jimmy Butler. Kyrie Irving has also reportedly become “more open” to joining Los Angeles.

"I think if people take a look at where this franchise is right now, we have a high draft pick. We have a great young core, maybe one of the best in the league,” Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka told reporters last month. “We have a superstar on our team, and an open slot. So, I think people can look at this as an opportunity to win a championship possibly next year."

Lakers trade rumors: Los Angeles has ‘made progress’ on multi-team deal for Anthony Davis

Lakers trade rumors: Los Angeles has ‘made progress’ on multi-team deal for Anthony Davis The Celtics are also discussing a potential trade for Davis, according to ESPN. Davis would be open to playing with the Lakers and star LeBron James, his agent, Rich Paul told Sports Illustrated in a recent interview. “My thing is: Take LeBron off the Lakers. Are the Lakers not a great destination for an arguably top-two player that went to Kentucky and won a national championship, signed with Nike?” Paul said. “For a team that’s had centers from George Mikan to Wilt Chamberlain to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to Shaq? “So now, when you add LeBron, that’s what? The cherry on top. LeBron’s 34 years old.

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Signing LeBron James was obviously the first priority for the Lakers , but it was evident over the last two With LeBron now signed to a four year/4 million deal and Paul George re-committed to Oklahoma NBA Free Agency : 3 All-Stars that will turn down the Los Angeles Lakers this summer .

The Lakers reportedly have been “actively shopping” the No. 4 pick in the 2019 NBA Draft, which is set for Thursday, June 20.

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The Lakers reportedly want to add a third max contract player to pair with LeBron James and the recently acquired Anthony Davis. ESPN reported Tuesday the Lakers are shopping the contracts of reserves Mo Wagner, Jemerrio Jones and Isaac Bonga to other teams. Those three young players, who combined to average 10.2 ppg last season in limited playing time, are set to earn around $5 million in 2019-20. If the Lakers can clear those spots, and get Davis to waive a $4.1 million trade bonus in his contract, they would have $32 million in available space for next season.

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