Here's some trade option ideas i got from the Trade and Transactions board, i'm gonna copy pasta my assessment on the most interesting names offered so far
Main criteria/trait i'm looking for in a target is 3pt shooting, size, expiring contract, defense, playmaking, offensive creation.
I dont see the Lakers moving Green or Kuzma unless the player is higher impact than the one outgoiing. So far the most reasonable names offered up so far, dont fall into that category.
Shroeder - fits most of the criteria, but im not giving up Kuz for him, cuz Kuz provides some size and cheap firepower off the bench. Max i'd give is what i outlined earlier, McGee + Cook + THT + #28, more than enough future value for an expiring player not in OKC's future plans. OKC also saves like 7 mil after they waive Cook.
McBuckets - fits some of the criteria, his defense is poor, but its not like he's gonna play super heavy minutes. He's gonna be the sniper who will help space the floor as needed from the SG/SF spot for LBJ/AD, especially when Green and others arent getting their shots to fall. Doesnt hurt to stack more shooting on a team bottom in the league in 3pt shooting. McGee + Cook + #28 is the deal i'd offer, and can do it before the draft too. If i can get away with offering a future SRP, i'd try that first, but twist my arm, i'd throw in the #28.
Snell - fits some of the criteria, basically a poor man's Green, however he's not much of an upgrade and no way in hell i'd give up Kuz and im unlikely to part with the #28 either. Now i'd give up a future SRP no problem, i'll even let DET choose the year. The only deal i'd offer is McGee + Cook + future SRP, this lets DET save a bunch of cash and even more if they want to waive Cook for the 1 mil hit. Can Snell guard 1s or 4s well? If so i might re-evaluate what im willing to give up.
Satoransky - seems to fit most of the criteria, but the one it doesnt fit is the 2021 cap hit of 5mil guaranteed, is a HUGE one. Now my 2 biggest questions are, can Sato hit wide open 3s at an elite clip, and how is his D? His past season doesnt look good on the 3pt% front, but im willing to chalk that up as a down year playing for a tanking squad. Defensively i've no clue, as i've never watched him play much. Now personally, i'm willing to roll the dice on Sato if his 3pt% is likely to go up and his defense is at least avg. If he turns in a good season playing off of LBJ and AD, then he's a shoe in to opt out and try for a bigger contract during an offesason with LOTS of cap space (the past year or two have seem a MASSIVE dip in FA spending, so future available cap should be enticing to impending FAs). If Sato bombs, then he can be stretched for a 1.67m cap hit, or kept at 10m if the Lakers dont have a 3rd superstar FA coming. Due to the risk factors the most i'd offer is McGee + Cook + #28, no way i'd part with Kuz and THT, but twist my arm i'd throw in some cash (we all know how much GarPax loves dat cash) or maybe even a future SRP. If Sato works out, he'd be a HUGE asset for the Lakers, and thats worth a look at.
The common theme is trading out our flotsam in McGee and Cook as salary filler and adding on other pieces as needed to make value fair. All seem to be capable of hitting the 3 at a solid rate, and they all have a varying skills to bring to the table. Of this list i think i'd go with Sato, i think having a dynamic player on offense will help with the bench. Im also confident he'll turn in a good year playing off of Lebron and AD and thus opt out, preserving 2021 cap space.