Lakers Nation News And Rumors Recap: Lakers May Look To Trade Vets...

Lakers Nation News And Rumors Recap: Lakers May Look To Trade Vets Before Deadline

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With another disappointing season over half way completed, the Lakers are at a crossroads. The team committed over $100 million to the likes of Luol Deng and Timofey Mozgov, but both have been displaced in the starting lineup.

As the trade deadline nears closer and closer, rumors have surfaced that the Lakers may look to unload some of their veterans in order to free up playing time for their young core. It only makes sense that the Lakers would look to trade the likes of Lou Williams, Nick Young, Deng and Mozgov.

The most tradable out that of that group appears to be Lou Williams, who has shown time and time again why he won Sixth Man of the Year in 2015. He is also on a very cheap contract, and any team that trades for him would get at least one more season at a discounted rate.

The Lakers will look to trade Deng and Mozgov but the chances of the team being able to find a taker on those contracts is slim to none.

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Lakers News

Magic Johnson: Lakers rebuild will take three to five years – LA Times

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Magic Johnson talks new role with Los Angeles Lakers – CBS

Larry Sanders: Meets with Lakers – CBS Sports

Luke Walton wouldn’t mind a little ‘Showtime’ in his Lakers – ESPN

Magic Johnson says he wants to ‘call the shots’ with Lakers – USA Today

NBA News

NBA calls on Michael Jordan to broker peace between Charles Oakley and the Knicks – Yahoo! Sports

These are the most tradeable contracts in the NBA right now – Hoops Hype

2017 NBA Trade Deadline Tracker – CBS Sports

NBA Trade Rumors: Raptors, Heat have ‘expressed interest’ in Serge Ibaka – CBS Sports

Nuggets get Mason Plumlee from Blazers for Jusuf Nurkic; Portland adds another 1st-round pick in deal – ESPN

Does Jahlil Okafor Have A Place In Today’s NBA? – FiveThirtyEight

NBA rumors: Latest trade deadline news on deals, contracts, more – Sports Illustrated

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NBA trade rumors: Ibaka? Gallinari? Gibson? Struggling Raptors weighing options – Sporting News