The Los Angeles Lakers and New York Knicks have held exploratory conversations centered on a trade involving Kyle Kuzma for Marcus Morris. In order for the trade to work, the Lakers would have to send additional players to the Knicks.

The Knicks have received interest from several contending teams in Morris.

The Lakers are attempting to maximize their title window with LeBron James and Anthony Davis, but have limited ways of improving their roster outside a trade of Kuzma.