Lakers News: Team Willing To Trade Draft Pick, Gain 2nd First Rounder
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With the Lakers having only three players under contract for next season, the team will have a lot of decisions to make in the coming weeks. The Lakers need to add productive players, but don’t have many ways to do so.

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Outside of their cap room, the Lakers biggest trade asset at this point is their first round pick which is guaranteed to be in the top-nine. According to the LA Daily News’ Mark Medina, Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak is not opposed to using that pick in a trade:

It should be expected that Kupchak would keep all of his options open. In a draft like this, teams could be willing to give up a lot to move up and take one of the top prospects. Also of note is that Kupchak would like to add a second pick in the first round.

The odds of that are a little more difficult as the Lakers have no other picks they could offer in order to obtain a second draft pick, but it does go along with Kupchak’s belief that the team needs to being in a number of players:

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The Lakers are a blank slate and the goal is to re-build as quickly as possible. With Kobe Bryant ready to return next season, the Lakers need to do everything possible to bring in a number of talented players. Moving their draft pick could be the best way to do so.
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