One NBA writer is proposing that the Los Angeles Lakers acquire Myles Turner and TJ McConnell from the Indiana Pacers this offseason.

Zach Buckley of Bleacher Report proposed that the Lakers send Malik Beasley, Mo Bamba, Max Christie, and the 19th overall pick in the 2023 NBA Draft to the Pacers for Turner and McConnell.

“The Turner-to-L.A. talks have had such a long shelf life, because that fit looks so intriguing on paper,” Buckley wrote. “He could keep the floor spaced for LeBron James and Anthony Davis to attack. On defense, Turner would make the Lakers massive without greatly sacrificing their mobility. Assemble the right supporting cast around them, and you could be looking a top-five defense and top-10 offense. That’s championship-level basketball, which should be L.A.’s lone concern with James nearing the end of his legendary career. The Lakers would lose a few long-term assets here, but if anyone should prioritize the present over the future, it’s the Purple and Gold.

“While Turner would be the headline pickup, T.J. McConnell could be a sneaky-good get, too. He rarely hoists from distance, so he isn’t an ideal fit, but he takes care of the basketball (career 5.0 assists against 1.6 turnovers) and is a defensive pest both on the ball and in passing lanes.”