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The Los Angeles Lakers have maintained their close conversations about Bojan Bogdanovic, as provided by The Athletic’s Tony Jones.

Though the Jazz appears not in a rush to pile up future assets, they still have ongoing talks with the Lakers.

“League sources indicate a market for [Bojan] Bogdanovic at the very least, of which there is significant interest for the 6-foot-8 shooting forward,” Jones wrote. “But, the Jazz at this point don’t appear to be particularly close to a trade that could land them even more assets and consolidate the roster, although there are ongoing talks with the Los Angeles Lakers.”

With rebuild already looming, the Jazz are very much focused to be prepared on what lies ahead following years of postseason shortcomings. Upon the big time transactions to deal both Rudy Gobert and Donovan Mitchell away, they are now identifying key suitors and offers this time with regards to their remaining veterans in the team — notably Bogdanovic.

As the Lakers meanwhile are eyeing to be back in the level of teams classified for title contention, Bogdanovic could serve as a crucial piece to add for improved scoring punch and wing presence. With trade picks still intact and the chances of Russell Westbrook be included for a trade still beating, a possibility can’t be ruled out.

Bogdanovic averaged 18.1 points, 4.3 rebounds and 1.7 assists per game while shooting 45.5 percent from the field for Utah in the 2021-22 campaign.