Since signing LeBron James ahead of the 2018-19 season, the Los Angeles Lakers have always been looking to add high-level talents to their roster, whether that be through trades or via NBA free agency. They did so when they traded for Anthony Davis ahead of last season and they did so this year when they made the move to acquire Dennis Schroder.
After signing Andre Drummond after he was bought out of his contract with the Cavaliers, the Lakers are once again heavy favorites to possibly win another championship, but a lot of their potential success hinders on when their two star players will return from injury.
Anthony Davis has been out for almost two months now with a calf/Achilles injury that no details have been released on and LeBron James is dealing with a high ankle sprain that will likely keep him out a few more weeks.
Until these two guys return, the Lakers will continue to struggle, but if they are both back in time for the start of the playoffs, then there is no reason why the Lakers cannot compete for a NBA record 18th championship.
Whether or not they win the NBA Finals again, the Los Angeles Lakers will have some decisions to make this summer in terms of roster construction. Dennis Schroder is set to become a free agent, Montrezl Harrell has a player option for next year and Kyle Kuzma is a young talent that a ton of teams around the league are likely interested.
Will the Lakers look to stay aggressive and look to acquire more high-level, potential All-Star like talents? If the Lakers want to add even more talent to their roster then they may explore some options for trading Kyle Kuzma in the offseason. Let’s take a look at three potential offseason trade scenarios the Lakers could entertain/look to make involving Kumza.