Lakers: Should they trade for Buddy Hield this offseason?

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Second offer

The second trade offer is JaVale McGee, Rajon Rondo, Danny Green, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Talen Horton-Tucker, and the Lakers 2020 first-round pick. In return, the Kings would give Buddy Hield, Kent Bazemore, and Yogi Ferrel.

While many would question this trade because Kent Bazemore has possibly one of the worst contracts in the entire league, it would end up working out in the Lakers favor. He only has one more year left on his deal and after that, he would either re-sign for much less to keep playing for the Lakers or if he walked, the Lakers would have a vast amount of money to spend in free agency.

This is something that Rob Pelinka and the rest of the front office could put a dream roster together with. Currently, the Lakers are the dream destination for free agents, they would get to live in Los Angeles, which is also one of the biggest markets in the entire United States, they would get to contend for a championship immediately, and they would get to play with superstars like LeBron James and Anthony Davis.

This would lead to players taking a pay cut meaning they can get either more players on team-friendly deals to fill out the roster or go all out on a star that is willing to take a pay cut. This is a risky trade because of the number of players that the Lakers would be giving up, however, the potential boom outweighs the potential bust in this trade. In return, the Kings would have high-quality veterans to fill out their roster and even former NBA legends that can mentor their young players which is something that can greatly improve the career trajectory of a young player. It could also improve the reputation and stability of the Kings organization as a whole.