The Los Angeles Lakers have made their plan for the 2018 offseason clear ever since Magic Johnson and Rob Pelinka were hired in an overhaul of the front office: Clear cap space for free agency so they have room to sign two max-free agents from a class headlined by Paul George and LeBron James.

The only problem? The Lakers don’t have that type of cap space yet. They owe $36.8 million to Luol Deng and $25.9 million to Jordan Clarkson over the next two seasons, and that’s without mentioning Julius Randle’s cap hold of around $12.5 million.

The Lakers would have to renounce two of those three, at the very least, if they want to open up the two max slots they covet. Now, they may have confidence in being able to move at least one of the aforementioned players.

During an appearance on ESPN’s Full Court Press special, NBA insider Adrian Wojnorowski indicated the Lakers believe they can easily trade Clarkson, perhaps even if they wait until the offseason to do so.