NBA trade rumours: Lakers want Bojan Bogdanovic, Jordan Clarkson, Malik Beasley from Jazz

Los Angeles Lakers has spent most of the summer (failed) Attempting to trade Russell Westbrook, and with training camp only 10 days away, it looks like they will at least be able to do nothing on that front. But as the time to make a move without losing their bargaining options and valuable camping time becomes less, actively tanking Utah Jazoo Remain one of the last permanent, seemingly viable dumping grounds for the team’s highest paid and least wanted player.

(Tepid) good news for the Lakers, as they try to solve their Suddenly an even more guard-heavy roster, It looks like Utah is still open to a deal, given that the two sides are talking to each other, according to the latest report. Jovan Buha and Sam Amick athletic (emphasis mine):

The Lakers have taken aim in a recent conversation with the Jazz [Bojan] Bogdanovic, Jordan Clarkson and Malik Beasley, according to league sources. Lakers’ desire to land fast bowlers’ Buddy Heald is also well chronicled, with the former Kings guard almost coming through on business last summer. The 29-year-old 3-point specialist has been a focal point in the Lakers’ off-season talks with Indiana as well as Miles Turner – but don’t expect a deal on that front.

Considering how little noise has been made on that front in recent weeks, a deal with Indiana doesn’t seem like a huge blow at the moment.

But the team’s interest in Bogdanovic is also understandable, as he is a 6’8 forward who is a career 39.2% 3-point shooter. At that size and with those abilities, he would fill a void on the wing where the Lakers are currently so thin that Austin Reeves (who was kindness Listed at 6’5, 206 lbs. last season) his estimated backup short forward is:

Oh.

For Clarkson, both as a clutch sports client And take the formerhe checks the boxes on this team usually tries to see In addition. He would also provide some additional scoring punch for the team, though it’s unclear how much more he would need off guard, even assuming Westbrook would be going to Utah for him.

When discussing any potential Beasley additions, it’s worth noting that he pleaded guilty after a 2020 incident in which he alleged that he aimed a rifle at a couple and their teenage daughter in an SUV outside their Plymouth home. The police have confiscated marijuana and other guns, where a large one was hidden.” According to Minneapolis Star Tribune,

There is no easy way to transition from that acknowledgment, but there are others, gossip-column reason His addition to the locker room may be awkward for Lakers two-sided player Scotty Pippen Jr., for whatever it’s worth.

All this is to say that overall, even if decided only on the basketball front, this trade package will be incomplete. Still, the Lakers last summer — and in their relationship with Westbrook, and in their value as an NBA player — where the right options are available.

But is the deal worth their first round of picks in both 2027 and 2029? I would argue almost certainly, and certainly not in a vacuum. However, given that Utah reportedly only wants to make a deal with the Lakers which picks them both, it could also be the team’s only option if they want to take off from Westbrook before training camp. So we will see what happens in the coming days and weeks and whether both sides are ready to bow down.

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