Report: Lakers Receiving "Zero Interest" For This Trade Package


Because of their roster construction, the Los Angeles Lakers don't have a lot to offer in trade talks. But according to a new report, what they do have to offer—namely, Talen Horton-Tucker, Kendrick Nunn, and a 2027 1st round pick—has garnered zero interest amongst potential trade partners.

According to Kevin O'Connor of The Ringer, "The Lakers, who are sitting at 23-24 and in eighth place in the West, need to shake up this roster. They’re calling teams offering a future first, Kendrick Nunn, and Talen Horton-Tucker, who has underwhelmed this season, and no one is biting yet." 

The biggest problem, he says, is that teams simply don't value THT the way the Lakers do (or, at least, once did). The team signed Horton-Tucker to a 3-year,  $30M contract in the summer, but the 21-year-old has had a mostly disappointing season, averaging 10.5 points, and shooting 25% from 3-point range. 

Nunn hasn't played yet this season due to a knee injury, complicating matters even further. 

The Lakers have been tied to many players on this year's trade market, but their assets for a return, as noted here yet again by O'Connor, are minimal. 

Perhaps that 2027 first-rounder has interest if paired with Russell Westbrook, to another team, however, as we reported last week. 

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