All summer long, fans of the Los Angeles Lakers have been wondering what sort of moves the team will make.
For weeks, the team was trying to get Kyrie Irving from the Brooklyn Nets and that didn’t work out.
That also didn’t work out.
The Lakers and Pacers engaged in trade conversations this week per @ShamsCharania.
Los Angeles was unwilling to part with two unprotected first-round picks for any deal involving Buddy Hield or Myles Turner.
— The Athletic NBA (@TheAthleticNBA) September 21, 2022
The latest reports say that the Lakers and Indiana Pacers engaged in trade conversations earlier in the week.
Therefore, it is incredibly likely that the Lakers will not change anymore before the new season starts next month.
How many LA fans will be happy about this?
Pacers’ Steep Price Point
Over the last few weeks, it’s become more and more clear that the Lakers don’t want to give up their first-round picks in any trade.
While the team definitely wants to win soon, their desire to have a good 2022-23 isn’t as large as their desire to be long-term contenders.
It is important to note that the proposed first-round picks to the Pacers were for Turner or Hield.
That means that the Lakers weren’t going to get both stars but just one for the price of two unprotected draft selections.
That really is a pretty hefty price tag and you can understand why Los Angeles was hesitant.
With just weeks to go before the new season and seemingly every trade proposal shot down, the Lakers are set.
Unless something crazy happens, LA’s roster is ready to go.