The Los Angeles Lakers are in serious need of a center after suffering through another season that consisted of a 14th-place finish in the Western Conference.
They have been unable to recover at the center position since Dwight Howard left after one season for the Houston Rockets.
The Lakers are reportedly trying to acquire Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins, who has emerged as one of the elite big men in the NBA.
He averaged 24.1 points and 12.7 rebounds in the 2014-15 season for the Kings, who have been unable to make the playoffs since 2006.
Despite these trade rumors, the Kings insist that Cousins is not for sale. However, the Lakers and Kings have been the subject of a possible three-way trade with the Orlando Magic, who have an All-Star caliber center of their own in Nikola Vucevic.
The Lakers will not likely follow through with this sort of deal though, as they have two first-round picks, including the second overall pick.
They used the seventh pick to take power forward Julius Randle in the 2014 draft, and they are expected to take Duke center Jahlil Okafor in the upcoming draft, which takes place on Thursday, June 25.