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Jermaine O'Neal is paid the minimum salary so the Lakers wouldn't have to match or use trade exception
to get him from the Suns. There's buzz he's the guy to get cut to make room for Marcus Morris - if that's the case the Lakers can hope he's not claimed off waivers and that O'Neal chooses the Lakers in free agency ---- or they can try to trade for him - offering a second-round pick.
The Lakers have the Nuggets 2nd-round pick this year, top-40 protected. Otherwise it would have to be a 2016 second.
Technically the Lakers also have the Grizzlies second this year but it's top-55 protected - doesn't seem likely to come to LA.