Lakers Could Make Deadline Move To Improve Ability To Re-Sign Schroder, Caruso, Horton-Tucker

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The Los Angeles Lakers will be active at the trade deadline and on the buyout market, but the pending free agencies of Dennis Schroder, Alex Caruso and Talen Horton-Tucker could influence their decisions.

“The Lakers are interesting because I think the Lakers are looking a little bit down the road too at their salary structure,” said Adrian Wojnarowski on his podcast. “Dennis Schroder they’ve got to pay him this offseason. It’s going to cost well over $20 million a year to keep him.”

The Lakers gave up Danny Green and a first round pick in order to trade for Schroder.

“I do think they would like to free up some of that money they owe down the line to put themselves in position to keep the guys they have there,” said Wojnarowski. “I think that’s kind of at the center of some of their talks here around the trade deadline.”

The Lakers have Kyle Kuzma and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope signed on multi-year deals at approximately $13 million per season.