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The Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James, who inked a two-year and $97.1 million contract extension, has been assured that the team will deal 2027 and 2029 1st-rounders if the trade returns them to a championship contender again.

“L.A. has nonetheless pledged to James that it will indeed continue to aggressively pursue upgrades,” wrote NBA reporter Marc Stein on his substack. “League sources say James, in fact, has been assured that the Lakers are willing to trade both of their available future first-round picks in 2027 and 2029 if a trade that costs them both picks can realistically position the Lakers to return to contender status.”