Philadelphia 76ers trade 39th pick to the Lakers for future second, cash

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A Lakers draft trade that saw Los Angeles acquire a second-round pick hinted at the possibility of the organization building a superteam centered around LeBron James.

With the National Basketball Association free agency period rapidly approaching, all eyes are on the Los Angeles Lakers and whether they will be able to successfully lure elite talent with the most salary cap space in the league at their disposal this summer. "So Daryl Morey can go to Chris Paul and be like, 'I want to do it, but the new owner doesn't want to give you five years, or four years". Now owning the 25th pick overall, along with the 47th, the signature franchise in Los Angeles is in a good position to either stand pat at 25, or even move up and get a guy it really wants.

Moe Wagner was a key contributor for the Michigan Wolverines.

Regardless of how the Lakers roster looks next season, the franchise is happy with Wagner.

The Lakers aren't going into this offseason with hope, they're going in with a mandate: turn this lottery team into an instant contender.

"The game, as you know, requires bigs that can spread the floor", Pelinka said.

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The Lakers were impressed by Wagner during their interview with him at the Chicago pre-draft camp. "And we won't rest until we get it right and I think that's just how Magic and I are built, the rest of our staff, to work until we just get it done".

He's not a free agent and therefore not as attainable as George, but Kawhi Leonard has reportedly made his intentions clear to the San Antonio Spurs that he wants to be traded to the Lakers. "This is a question where I can't win".

A move to the Lakers could be even more intriguing if James decides to make a move to the Western Conference for the first time in his career. The Lakers were the second-worst 3-point shooting team in the National Basketball Association last season.

A bit later in the night, Joel Berry II signed an undrafted free agent deal with the Los Angeles Lakers, according to Yahoo Sports' Shams Charania.

The Lakers worked out 125 players over the past few months.

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