June 27, 2018, 2:33 pmMagic JohnsonTeam, Los Angeles Lakers
The Lakers expressed interest in taking on bad contracts for a first round pick.
The Lakers want to get another first round pick so they can sweeten the pot in a deal for Kawhi Leonard. The Spurs do not want to trade Leonard to the West so it will take a major haul to sway them. That haul would prob have to include at least two of he following: Kyle Kuzma, Brandon Ingram, Julius Randle, or Lonzo Ball. The Lakers presumably would like to get Leonard before LeBron James makes his decision to enter free agency on Friday.