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Lakers interested in trading for 1st-round draft pick, according to report

The Lakers may want to add an extra draft choice, but can or will they?

Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Are the Lakers interested in finding a way to add another 2015 NBA Draft pick? Toward the end of this Sporting News report examining the chances of Kobe Bryant and Rajon Rondo becoming teammates in the wake of their much talked about breakfast,  Sean Deveney dropped an interesting tidbit regarding the Lakers' front offices thinking regarding potential trades:

"The Lakers, meanwhile, don't figure to be very active on the trade market in the coming months, according to league sources. The Lakers were able to come up with the draft pick (from Houston) in exchange for taking on the contract of guard Jeremy Lin, and they'd be interested in adding another pick."

While Deveney does state that these "sources" believe that the Lakers will not be "active" in the trade market, if the Lakers actually do wish to acquire another draft pick, trades are their only option. The most likely candidate to be moved in such a transaction is Jordan Hill, who is currently at his peak trade value while averaging 13.7 points and 9.3 rebounds per game on 50.9 percent shooting. As Los Angeles falls further and further from even the fringes of playoff contention, one has to assume that they will slowly become more proactive in securing additional assets for the future.