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The Lakers hired Magic Johnson as president of basketball operations in February 2017 and Pelinka as GM the following month, affixing him to yet another icon. “I need somebody who understands agents and trades and the collective bargaining agreement,” owner Jeanie Buss told Pelinka and Bryant over lunch at Pelican Hill, shortly after tabbing Johnson. “Somebody like . . . you.”
Bill Oram: Would the Lakers consider trading Ball/Ingram/Kuzma/Hart if it meant netting a top-level player? “We’re not going to talk about that,” Magic Johnson said.