- Andrew Bogut
- Corey Brewer
- Thomas Bryant
- Josh Hart
First and foremost, we had to piece together our projected 15-man roster for the Los Angeles Lakers. This may leave out some notable names that may seem to be slated to make the roster, so keep that in mind.
For an array of different reasons, there are four players that definitely will not get traded this season. Ranging from rookies to grizzled veterans, it would not make sense for the Lakers to trade any of these guys in any situation.
In the case of Josh Hart and Thomas Bryant, it simply would be unwise for the Lakers to trade their last two picks of the 2017 NBA Draft. While their other two draft class partners have somewhat of a chance, these guys will get virtually no trade return. It would be foolish for the Lakers to trade these two before they blossom, for virtually nothing.
Next is Corey Brewer, who the Lakers acquired in a trade with the Houston Rockets last season. Los Angeles certainly does not need Brewer, and that will be apparent with his limited minutes next season. However, Brewer is on an expiring deal and fits the Lakers’ plan of freeing up salary cap space next season.
Unless a team wants to completely overpay for Brewer or offers just a draft pick in exchange, Los Angeles will not deal him.
As for Bogut, the Lakers recently signed the veteran center to a one-year deal. Whether or not Bogut has a big impact is yet to be seen, but the Lakers would cut him if anything; there is no real trade value there.