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Lakers wrapping up research on top picks while keeping trade options open

Lakers wrapping up research on top picks while keeping trade options open

In New York, just after the Lakers secured the second overall pick in this year’s NBA draft through the lottery, general manager Rob Pelinka made it clear he’ll listen if teams want to talk about trades. He also noted it’s unlikely the second pick in the draft gets moved.

In the month since then, the Lakers have been taking and making calls about trading the pick, said a source who requested anonymity because of the sensitivity of the subject. Teams have presented trade scenarios to them, and they have offered their own.

While considering their options, the Lakers are wrapping up their draft workouts. In addition to the second overall pick, the Lakers have the 28th pick in the...

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