NBA Rumors: Lakers Have Imminent Plan B If Kyrie Talks Fall Through

The Los Angeles Lakers are getting desperate for some serious backcourt help. Kyrie Irving is their first choice. But if it isn't happening, they've got their eyes on two other guards they feel can help them. And now, according to ESPN's Dave McMenamin, they're going to force the issue with the Brooklyn Nets.

“(Lakers) will have face-to-face convo w/ (Nets GM) Sean Marks. 'Are we going to be able to get a deal done? Can we actually make a deal?' If (Lakers) can’t make a Kyrie deal they will move on. They need shooters. They believe they can acquire via trade. Possibly Buddy Hield & Eric Gordon.”

On the Hield front, that's backed up by Bleacher Report's Jake Fischer, who said on his Please Don't Aggregate This podcast that "there's probably nothing I'm more confident about than that the fact that the Lakers, and specifically GM Rob Pelinka, have interest in Buddy Hield."

The Lakers badly need shooting, and Hield would certainly fit the fill, as he's averaged 40% on threes throughout his six-year career. 

The Gordon rumors have been swirling as well. The 33-year-old vet hit triples at a 41.2% pace this past season with the Rockets.

If the Nets want to unload Kyrie Irving, they may need to act fast. There are no other takers.

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