Two top guards can be scratched off the Los Angeles Lakers' wish list, as Kyrie Irving is reportedly set to join the Brooklyn Nets, while Kemba Walker will be taking Irving's spot with the Boston Celtics.

The musical chairs may not be over, as the Lakers have plenty of salary-cap space and sources have told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski that general manager Rob Pelinka has contacted Nets' guard D'Angelo Russell's agents.

Russell was drafted by the Lakers in 2015 and then was traded in 2017 after the Lakers secured the No. 2 pick, which turned out to be Lonzo Ball. Ball has since been traded in a package for Anthony Davis, while Russell is coming off an All-Star season. 

The Lakers have $32 million available and Pelinka reportedly has interest in Los Angeles native and reigning NBA Finals MVP Kawhi Leonard. 

Adding to the intrigue are ESPN reports that former Lakers president Magic Johnson was told that Leonard wanted to speak to him and that only owner Jeanie Buss and Johnson be involved in the meeting, in a move that undermines Pelinka.

"A friend of mine called and says Kawhi wants to meet with you," Johnson told ESPN on Friday. "I said no problem. I'm available if that's what this man wants."

There has been talk that free agent prize Kevin Durant and Leonard have spoken about playing together. It's possible that Leonard and Durant can sign with the New York Knicks or Los Angeles Clippers. 

"The reality is Kawhi Leonard's focused on Los Angeles but it's the Clippers, not the Lakers," Wojnarowski said this month.

Free agents can start negotiating deals with teams at 6 p.m. ET Sunday, though contracts are not official until July 6.