The trade that the Los Angeles Lakers would have to send to get Jeremy Lamb:
Jeremy Lamb is not someone who has a lot of trade value and that is why the Los Angeles Lakers are probably interested in adding him. The team is not going to have to send Talen Horton-Tucker in order to get him and nor should they. That would be a bad trade for the Lakers.
The only real assets that the Pacers can realistically ask for is second-round picks and the Lakers can afford to trade up to two picks. One second-round pick or two does not really matter much, as the important thing here is how many players the Lakers would have to trade.
To make this trade financially possible, the Lakers would have to trade Kendrick Nunn alongside two contracts. Nunn and one minimum contract falls $850,000 short of what the Lakers would have to send out in order to make it work, meaning the team has to add another player.
A potential package could be Nunn, Kent Bazemore, Avery Bradley and a second-round pick (or two) for Lamb. The Lakers would not only add Lamb in this situation but would also add an extra roster spot to sign a buyout player (Bradley is a release candidate) without having to pay more tax by releasing a guaranteed contract.
This is not a massive hurdle for LA but it certainly is part of the equation. As far as Lamb’s contract is concerned, he is on an expiring deal.