The Lakers already own the Nos. 2 and 28 picks, but a report from ESPN citing league sources says the team is initiating talks with multiple lottery teams to get a third first-rounder — and have already engaged at least two teams.
The news comes one day after a report that Pacers All-Star Paul George , and would prefer to go to the Lakers. Although the Lakers reportedly to land George, now that they know where he prefers to play, they have time to prepare a roster in hopes of landing the four-time All-Star.
Three first-round picks don’t figure to vault the Lakers into contention but it could accelerate what has been a lengthy rebuilding process.