The Lakers called in rival teams to assess the value of various players

According to a recent report, Los Angeles Lakers They have called in rival teams to get commercial value from multiple players. It seems that Dwight Howard, DeAndre Jordan and Kent Bazemore have been mentioned in Lakers conversations.

“The Lakers have little business flexibility, but that hasn’t stopped Los Angeles from exploring various potential deals,” wrote Jake Fischer of the Bleacher Report. “Rob Pelinka’s front office only has Talen Horton-Tucker and Kendrick Nunn as players with tangible business value, and that combination will not be enough to land Jeremi Grant or Myles Turner. But the Lakers have called in rival teams to assess the business value of DeAndre Jordan, Dwight Howard and Kent Bazemore, the sources said.

Howard has 14.7 minutes of action per game this season. He is averaging 5.2 points and 5.5 rebounds per game while shooting 61.9 percent from the field. Surprisingly, the big man has had some success beyond the arc, as he has been able to hit 6 of 8 on 3s.

Howard won an NBA title with the Lakers in the 2019-20 campaign, but it appears LA is open to the idea of ​​trading him to pursue a title run this time.

As for Jordan, he is averaging 13.0 minutes per game this season, but his playing time has recently decreased. The 33-year-old is averaging 4.4 points and 5.6 rebounds per game, while Bazemore has also seen a decline in playing time of late. He is averaging 3.9 points and 2.0 rebounds per game so far this 2021-22 season.

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