NBA Rumors: Lakers Linked To Two Utah Jazz Vets

With Kyrie Irving off the table, the Los Angeles Lakers are turning their attention elsewhere to make some more improvements to the roster heading into training camp next month. The latest names they've been linked to are a pair of Utah Jazz.

The Lakers have interest in possibly adding Patrick Beverley and/or Bojan Bogdanovic, according to NBA Insider Shams Charania. 

"The Lakers are open to anything that'll make the team better... I would keep an eye on Patrick Beverley and Bojan Bogdanovic in Utah. Those are the types of guys, that if you can get 2 or 3 rotation players... those are the types of moves that you're gonna see the Lakers try to make."

Bogdanovic, 33, is a solid scorer, averaging 18.4 points in his three seasons in Utah (15.0 overall in his 8-year career), while shooting 40% from 3-point range. He's got one year left on a contract that pays him $19M.

Beverley's value is more in his scrappiness at the defensive end, and getting under opponents' skin. The 10-year veteran became a member of the Jazz this summer after the blockbuster trade that sent Rudy Gobert to the Minnesota Timberwolves. Beverley will earn $13M this season before becoming a free agent next offseason.

Pat Bev has already called on the Jazz to trade him if they weren't ready to compete this season. 

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