$71 million scorer floated as Lakers trade target: 'Lightning in a Bottle'

The Los Angeles Lakers reached the Western Conference Finals last season, surprising even emerging star Austin Reaves after starting the

season 2-10. That sluggish start may prompt them to make changes in order to avoid a similar start next season.

"It's... possible the Lakers will need another point guard after D'Angelo Russell waived his implied no-trade clause,"

Bleacher Report's Zach Buckley wrote on August 28. "With a young, offensive-minded point guard like Anthony or Sexton, Los Angeles could catch lightning in a bottle."

Last season, Sexton, 24, averaged 14.3 points, 2.9 assists, and 2.2 rebounds while shooting 39.3% from deep for the Utah Jazz.

Sexton is in the second year of a four-year, $70.9 million contract.He may also be more willing to come off the bench, 

which may be required given the Lakers' free-agent signing of Gabe Vincent from the Miami Heat. 

Sexton took on a similar role with the Jazz last season.The 6-foot-2 guard was originally drafted No. 8 overall in 2018 by the Cleveland Cavaliers, with whom he spent the first four years of his career.

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