Los Angeles Lakers won’t trade future first-round picks for Myles Turner and Buddy Hield
According to NBA insider Shams Charania, the Los Angeles Lakers will not include their future first-round picks in a trade for Myles Turner or Buddy Hield.
The Los Angeles The Lakers are off to a disappointing start to the 2022-23 NBA season. In the first 10 games, Violet and Gold have only managed to win two games so far. Obviously, their current record is 2-8, and everyone thinks the team needs to make some trades before it’s too late.
Previously, Russell Westbrook He was expected to be the centerpiece of the organization, but he proved to be a great asset to the team coming off the bench. The team is now considering including it in a commercial package. for Myles Turner and Buddy Hield, or any other player for that matter.
Speaking of Rumored to trade Hield and Turnermost think the Lakers will have to include one or both of their future first-round picks.
Shams Charania drops truth about Lakers plan for future picks
The Lakers have already lost most of their draft picks in blockbuster trades for Anthony Davis and Russell Westbrook. Despite these trades, the Lakers are currently one of the worst teams in the league.
Obviously, fans want to see the team win games right now, but the franchise can’t completely give up on its future. It’s all the more worrisome as many believe that even the addition of Turner and Hield might not help the franchise win the title. Keeping that in mind, NBA insider Shams Charania recently spoke about the Lakers’ plans for their future draft picks.
“I’m told the organization will be cautious with its two first-round picks. … I don’t believe the Lakers are in a position to mortgage their future with those two available picks at this time. They’re probably considering changes at best. marginalized around the edges. That means trying to make deals without putting first-round picks in place. The organization seems to be moving in a direction where it’s going to resist moving first-round picks. [Even] if the season continues this way. For Lakers fans, clamoring for a Buddy Hield, Myles Turner moves where you give up two first-round picks. … It’s not safe for them to do that.”
If Shams’ report is true, then it looks like the Lakers have already decided to save their future draft picks. Well, in that case, the franchise still needs to find a trade without including those future picks and still have a good enough roster to turn the season around.