The Los Angeles Lakers and Atlanta Hawks had extensive trade discussions a few weeks ago on Dejounte Murray, sources tell Shams Charania of The Athletic.
The deal was centered around D’Angelo Russell, a 2029 first round pick and a pick swap for Murray. Atlanta, however, held up the talks as they looked to send Russell to a third team in hopes of getting an expiring contract back in return.
Russell signed a two-year, $36 million contract with the Lakers during the 2023 offseason.
Charania expects the Lakers and Hawks to talk again before the deadline.
Murray is widely expected to be traded by the Hawks this season.