Los Angeles Lakers to acquire Donovan Mitchell or Jarrett Allen: Reports

Basketball: Many players have been linked to Los Angeles Lakers Donovan Mitchell and Jarrett Allen of the Cleveland Cavaliers are the most recent one as they are eager to set things right for the upcoming season

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Los Angeles Lakers are eager to set things right for the upcoming season after getting humiliated by the Nuggets in the playoffs for the second consecutive season. The legendary franchise is expected to see several incomings and outgoings in the coming months. Many players have been linked to them, the most recent being Donovan Mitchell and Jarrett Allen of the Cleveland Cavaliers. 

The Lakers had already fired Darvin Ham, their head coach of two years. The next phase is to use their draft selections to improve their roster. Following the humiliation at the hands of Nikola Jokic's Nuggets, the obvious necessity for a third star became clear.

Buha is familiar with the Lakers internal conversations because he covers the team for The Athletic. He feels that draft night will be crucial for the 17-time champs. 

He admitted that Los Angeles Lakers will be active and aggressive, with several draft selections up for grabs. In the 2019 draft, the Lakers hold the 17th and 55th selections, which might be utilized to make a huge deal. 

Buha stated that the Lakers have two possibilities with their draft picks: acquire a competent role player or select a third star to join James and Anthony Davis. Donovan Mitchell of Cleveland Cavaliers and Trae Young of Atlanta are two players in contention. 

Lakers are also interested in Trae Young

As per PINKVILLA stated, “Whether that is a significant move like a trade for Trae Young or Donovan Mitchell or a smaller move bringing in a 3-and-D wing or another big man remains to be seen. The Lakers are going to explore their options on draft night.”

Several options have surfaced in the brief period following the Lakers' elimination. At first, the Chicago Bulls' smart scorer Zach Lavine was prominently connected to a return to his hometown. The Lakers are also interested in Trae Young, but they will need to make more major moves to complete the trade than Zach Lavine.

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