Lakers Trade Rumors: Los Angeles Turning Down Offers For Randle, Interested In Chriss & More

The Los Angeles Lakers were expected to be major sellers at the NBA Trade Deadline, but now that they're recalibrating their plans to focus on the 2019 free agency class instead of the 2018 class, their plans have changed. Here are the latest Lakers trade rumors you need to know ahead of today's 3:00 p.m. ET deadline:

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Lakers turning down offers for Julius Randle
Los Angeles has been taking offers for forward Julius Randle since last year's trade deadline, and while he did not appear to be in the team's long-term plans, they have turned down several offers they received for him, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

Randle is averaging 14.2 points and 7.4 rebounds per game this season.

Pelicans made offers for Julius Randle, Jordan Clarkson
One team that is known to have made offers for Randle is the New Orleans Pelicans, who tried to acquire both Randle and Jordan Clarkson following DeMarcus Cousins' season-ending Achilles injury, according to Michael Scotto of Basketball Insiders.

Before trading for Mirotic, New Orleans kicked the tires on trade talks with the Lakers. New Orleans proposed its 2018 first-round pick and Asik to the Lakers for guard Jordan Clarkson, league sources told The Athletic. New Orleans also proposed trading Alexis Ajinca and a second-round pick to the Lakers for forward Julius Randle, according to league sources.

The Lakers have been shopping Jordan Clarkson along with Randle and tried to trade him to the Detroit Pistons for Avery Bradley before Bradley was included in the Blake Griffin trade.

Clarkson, who has also received some interest from the Cleveland Cavaliers, is averaging 14.5 points, 3.3 assists, and 3.0 rebounds per game this season.

Lakers expected to land Marquese Chriss from Suns
As the Lakers go from potential sellers to possible buyers at the deadline, they have emerged as favorites to land Phoenix Suns forward Marquese Chriss, according to Steve Kyler of Basketball Insiders.

Chriss, the No. 8 overall pick in the 2016 draft, is averaging 7.1 points and 5.1 rebounds per game this season.

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