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Lakers put Randle, Clarkson, and Nance Jr. on trading block

ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reports that the Lakers are open for business and "are needing to shed salary for summer free agency."


Kahron Spearman


In his league-wide rundown of potential moves as the trade deadline approaches, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reports that the Los Angeles Lakers are open for business and "are needing to shed salary for summer free agency."

They've put Julius Randle, Jordan Clarkson, and Larry Nance, Jr. on the trading block, in hopes of clearing space for two big-name free agents.

[The Lakers] had been hopeful of waiting until the end of the season to move Jordan Clarkson -- owed $26 million beyond this season -- but there's a mutual desire to find something sooner than later.

Wojnarowski says Los Angeles has given up trying to dump Luol Deng's contract in a trade because "it would simply necessitate attaching too many draft assets."

Deng will likely receive the remainder of the $37 million he's owed once the Lakers surely use the 'waive and stretch' provision to clear him off the books.

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