The Los Angeles Lakers have been aggressive looking to improve before next season with Kyle Kuzma and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope reportedly often used as trade bait.
"They have literally offered Kyle Kuzma and KCP to almost every team I’ve talked to in the league," ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski said Sunday on the Woj & Lowe Free Agency Special.
Wojnarowski added most teams have received offers for some combination of either one player or both of them this offseason.
Outside of LeBron James and Anthony Davis, Caldwell-Pope ($13.04 million) and Kuzma ($13 million) have the highest cap figures on the team for 2021-22, per Spotrac. Marc Gasol ($2.69 million) is the only other player with a guaranteed contract, while Montrezl Harrell has a $9.7 million player option.
Clearing the salary-cap space could allow the Lakers to add another impact player in free agency—Shams Charania of The Athletic reported they are interested in Kyle Lowry—or re-sign their current free agents, such as Dennis Schroder and Talen Horton-Tucker (RFA).