Los Angeles Lakers: 2 Kyle Kuzma trades that can still be done

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1. A trade for Derrick Rose

Derrick Rose has been connected to the Los Angeles Lakers since the NBA trade deadline and continues to be connected to the team during the offseason. Some may think that adding Schroder removes the need for Rose but the Lakers very well could still look to add another point guard.

The Lakers could potentially lose three guards this offseason in Rajon Rondo, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Avery Bradley. Bradley especially seems like he is going to get a decent offer from a contender, so adding another point guard like Rose would not be a bad idea.

That would allow the Lakers to run a point guard tandem of Schroder and Rose, allowing Alex Caruso to play the two-guard (where he fits more naturally, in my opinion).

This is absolutely enough to land Rose as the Pistons are not going to get much for one year of Rose’s services, even if he was really solid last year. Detroit would be getting a hometown forward that could be locked down for the long-term and help the team start their process of building towards the future.

JaVale McGee would have to opt into his player option for this to happen but that is likely. He is not going to get a better offer in free agency and he might even be okay with a trade to Detroit.

Like Kuzma, McGee is from Flint, Michigan, and this would allow him a chance to play for his hometown team. Then, when the Pistons are naturally out of contention in March, he could be bought out of his contract and end up signing with a contender anyway.