The Lakers consider trading Alfonzo McKinnie to free up cap space ahead of the trade deadline on March 25, per The Athletic.
Trading McKinnie would enable the Lakers to have more space in order to be active in the market.
“The Lakers are $3.3 million over the tax and just $1 million from the hard cap, with two open roster spots that they can’t yet fill due to the hard cap.
Paying somebody to take Alfonzo McKinnie ($1.5 million) would lighten both those burdens considerably, especially with the Lakers — as always — being the lead horse in any buyout race,” The Athletic reports, via Lakers Nation.
McKinnie is in the second year of his four-year deal with the Lakers.