5 Players Still on the Trade Block the Lakers Should Target

The Los Angeles Lakers are reportedly active on the trade market. Here are five players on the trade block that they can target.
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The Los Angeles Lakers are likely not going to be able to sign any high-level free agents this summer. They don't have much cap space and the best players in free agency are already off the table. Therefore, GM Rob Pelinka and the front office are looking at the trade market to help bolster the roster.

The Lakers are looking to trade D'Angelo Russell and a combination of Rui Hachimura, Gabe Vincent, and Jarred Vanderbilt in potential deals. They will have to attach their 2029 and 2031 first-round picks or young players like Dalton Knecht and Jalen Hood-Schifino in such trades.

Fortunately for the Lakers, there are plenty of starter-caliber players whose teams are looking to offload them. Here are five that should be at the top of Los Angeles' trade targets.

Jerami Grant

The Blazers have made Grant available in trades. He is 30 years old, makes $30 million for the 2024-25 season, and is under contract for at least three more seasons. Portland is rebuilding around its young players and Grant doesn't fit their timeline. They will likely be willing to part ways with him in exchange for a single first-round pick.

As a three-and-D forward with good size and athleticism, Grant is a good fit next to LeBron James and Anthony Davis. He can guard the best players on the opposing team while hitting open shots on the other end as he has made over 40% of his threes in the past two seasons.

Grant is not on a team-friendly contract but he is a valuable role player. If the price is not high, the Lakers should seriously consider him as one of their top choices.