The Los Angeles Lakers are in unfamiliar territory – bound to the NBA’s lottery.
It’s not a place the elite franchise plans to be for long, which is why they’re reportedly offering up anybody on the team for trade, sans Kobe Bryant.
That’s the word from ESPN’s Chad Ford who suggests the Lakers are open to offers on the entirety of their roster, outside of their franchise talent.
Several GMs tell Ford that the Lakers appear willing to discuss any player on their roster short of Kobe Bryant.
Of course, the Lakers don’t exactly have a ton of impressive assets that will bring them much in regards to a return, outside of Pau Gasol who could potentially secure a first round pick via a trade.
Outside of Gasol, Jordan Hill and Chris Kaman seem to have the most interest around the league, though both are marginal talents with cheap contracts which won’t give the Lakers much pull in any potential trades.
Regardless, the Lakers need to acquire any assets they can – even if the best they can do is acquire a few second round draft picks.