The Los Angeles Lakers are wary of any trades that upgrade their offense and the expense of their defense and cap sheet in any potential Zach LaVine deal. Sources tell Zach Lowe of ESPN that the Lakers also want to really see what they have on their roster currently before engaging in trade talks.

The Lakers cannot make any major move until Jan. 15th when some of their free agents from this past offseason become trade eligible.

The Lakers have only one future first round pick left to trade and the price of LaVine will matter tremendously if they have any interest in him at all.