LeBron James made the blockbuster move to the Lakers this summer and now his agent, Rich Paul, is working on bringing in reinforcements.
According to Wizards’ website Bullets Forever, the Lakers are willing to bet big to bring Wall to southern California.
Rumours came to light on social media that Luke Walton’s side were prepared to trade Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope.
But new revelations suggest Josh Hart or Kyle Kuzma could also be involved in the prospective deal.
“Source No 1, a current NBA agent, surprised me by saying the story was true,” Bullets Forever reported.
“The source said it’s something Rich Paul — agent to LeBron James and, as of January 2016, John Wall — was orchestrating.
“But, according to this source, the Wizards were saying no.
“I was still dubious, so I checked with Source No 2, another current NBA agent who’s at least as dialled in as Source No 1.
“Source No 2 said the rumour is true. This source said Ball and Caldwell-Pope were definitely in the deal, but that there was still discussion whether the third player would be Ingram, Josh Hart, or Kyle Kuzma.
“While the boundaries of the deal were defined, details still had to be finalised, and the whole thing could still fall apart.”
Bullets Forever then added that another source also confirmed a move for Wall.
“So, I went outside the agent network, and asked Source No 3: someone who works in an unrelated industry but has long-standing connections to Rich Paul and LeBron James,” the report continued.
“Source No 3 said Paul was trying to get Wall traded to the Lakers and that the Wizards would do it if Paul could get Magic Johnson and Rob Pelinka on board.
“But, Source No 3 warned, it wouldn’t be easy, because the Lakers like their youngsters.
“Source No 3 added the nugget that Paul was working on trades to put talent around James because of fears that younger free agents “don’t want to play with LeBron anymore.”