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The Los Angeles Lakers have reportedly enquired about the availability of Detroit Pistons pair Brandon Jennings and Greg Monroe, according to ESPN.
The Lakers are on course to play out their worst season since moving to Los Angeles and so they are continuing to be active in the trade market in order to improve for next year.
While they will expect to have significant cap space in free agency to target some high profile names, they have already reportedly missed out on several targets in recent weeks.
Point guard Rajon Rondo opted to join the Dallas Mavericks last month despite suggestions that the Lakers were tracking him, while the same was also reported of Oklahoma City Thunder guard Dion Waiters.
With Kobe Bryant’s contract set to expire at the end of next season, the Lakers will be keen to become relevant again for his final year in the league and that has reportedly led them to Detroit.
“As for Lakers, they have been very active since 12/15, Made calls on Waiters, Jennings, Monroe. Asst GM Glen Carraro is working the phones,” Ramona Shelburne tweeted.
It remains to be seen what the Lakers decide to do moving forward ahead of the trade deadline on February 19, while if they are serious about Monroe then they could also consider waiting until the summer and try to sign him as an unrestricted free agent.
Meanwhile, Jennings would be an affordable option but the Lakers would arguably prefer a bigger name for their market. In addition, with the Pistons on such a fine run of form since waiving Josh Smith, it is unclear as to whether Stan Van Gundy and the organisation would even be interested in losing pieces of their roster.