The Lakers have two games to try to save the season, and if they lose either, it could be back to the drawing board entirely, as relayed by Jake Fischer of Bleacher Report.
LA currently trails its series vs. the Suns, 3-2, with Game 6 set for Thursday at the Staples Center.
Rival executives told Fischer that a shakeup could be on the way if the Lakers fail to get out of the first round.
Schroder will in fact be a free agent after the season, and has hinted he may be out of the Lakers’ price range.
Another player who opposing execs seem to think could be be made available — forward Kyle Kuzma. One rival assistant general told Fischer the Lakers explored some Kuzma trades at the deadline in March.
“They made a bunch of calls,” the assistant GM said. “They were very active.”
“I think they’ve been trying to move Kuzma for a long time,” a different assistant GM told Fischer. “His defense has always been questionable, and I think his early success has become a bit of fool’s gold.”
But whenever and however the Lakers’ season ends, it’s pretty evident that some changes will be on the way — and perhaps changes involving several key members of the rotation.