The Los Angeles Lakers will be selecting in the lottery for the first time since 2005, but that isn’t stopping them from looking to move the pick for an established veteran. The Lakers will be selecting No. 7 overall in the upcoming draft and could move the top 10 pick if the right offer presents itself.
From the report:
Another target for the Lakers is veteran point guard Deron Williams, who has been subpar for the past two seasons in Brooklyn. Williams, former perennial All-Star, wants to get out from his current situation with the Nets in hope of reviving his career with a championship contender team.
Sports Illustrated reported the Nets could consider putting Williams on the trading block, if the point guard continues to push his request.
Los Angeles only has roughly $35 million in salary for the 2014-15 season as they enter the offseason, but with Deron Williams making $19.7 million next season, the Lakers will need to renounce a few of their players for any trade to occur.
There have been no reports of what the Nets may ask for in return for the aging All-Star, but the Lakers’ lack of assets may push for them to part ways with their first round pick to entice the Nets to go through with the transaction.