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The Los Angeles Lakers opted not to make moves at the trade deadline, preserving flexibility for significant offseason transactions. With three draft picks in hand (2024/2025, 2029, and 2031), the Lakers are eyeing stars for potential trades.

Sources reveal to The Athletic’s Jovan Buha that Donovan Mitchell, Trae Young, and Kyrie Irving are on the Lakers’ radar. Mitchell’s contract status with the Cleveland Cavaliers is uncertain, while Young’s future with the Atlanta Hawks may be in question after trade talks involving Dejounte Murray.

The Lakers have persistently been linked with Irving, who, despite re-signing with the Dallas Mavericks, remains of interest as a potential offseason target.