The Lakers have been making enquiries with the Charlotte Hornets ahead of the looming trade deadline as they look to move Russell Westbrook and Patrick Beverly, according to Hoops Wire’s Sam Amico.
“The Lakers continue to search for trades centered on guards Russell Westbrook and Patrick Beverley,” Amico wrote. “They have been in contact with the Hornets lately, sources said.”
The team appear to be at least testing the waters before the February 9 deadline.
NBA insider Chris Haynes believes Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka “still has a move or two left in him” in order to bolster the struggling roster.
Westbrook and Beverley are both on expiring contracts, so LA may be angling to attach them to a draft asset to acquire a regular rotation player from Charlotte.
Both guards haven’t found much success with shooting from the field, with Westbrook averaging 41.9 percent while Beverley is averaging 39 percent.
Terry Rozier is one Charlotte player the Lakers reportedly covet.