The Lakers reportedly made a move on Tuesday.
Los Angeles is sending D'Angelo Russell and Timofey Mozgov to the Nets in exchange for Brook Lopez and the No. 27 pick in Thursday's draft, according to The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski.
Russell -- the No. 2 overall pick in the 2015 draft -- averaged 15.6 points and 4.8 assists over 63 games last season.
Mozgov is owed $48 million combined over the next three seasons.
Lopez will make about $22.6 million next year and then will become an unrestricted free agent.
The Lakers are widely expected to replace Russell by selecting Lonzo Ball with the No. 2 overall pick.
The trade also gives them cap flexibility for the summer of 2018 and beyond, and they get a first-round pick.
The Lakers are also reportedly discussing a Paul George trade with the Pacers.
Drew Shiller is the co-host of Warriors Outsiders and a Web Producer at NBC Sports Bay Area. Follow him on Twitter @DrewShiller