The Los Angeles Lakers had a nice postseason run in the 2023 NBA Playoffs, but after getting swept by the Denver Nuggets in the Western Conference Finals, it’s back to the drawing board for LA. The Lakers made several big moves at the trade deadline this past season, and they may have to do so again this offseason to rebuild their roster, with one potential target reportedly being Fred VanVleet.

VanVleet is coming off a bit of a rocky season for the Toronto Raptors (19.3 PPG, 7.2 APG, 4.1 RPG, 39.3 FG%, 34.2 3P%) in which his per game numbers remained solid, but his shooting numbers plummeted after his 2021-22 All-Star campaign. VanVleet has a player option this offseason, so if he opts to hit the open market, he could be a player that the Lakers try to pursue.