As the trade deadline draws near, it appears the Lakers may be sellers at the line. With a slew of veterans who could contribute on a contender, including Lou Williams and Nick Young, the team has a chance to land some assets before the deadline.
Ideally the Lakers would be able to flip one of Williams and Young for a first-round pick. The Lakers still have a shot of keeping their top-3 protected pick but landing another pick in this loaded draft class would be a major coup.
Although the Lakers have a plethora of young players, it doesn’t appear that they are ready to move on from their young core just yet. The Lakers have several young stand-outs that, from a front-office stand point, wouldn’t make sense to trade unless a superstar was coming back.
Lakers Nation News
The Lakers need more than Magic to turn the star-free franchise around – USA Today
The signs are all there: Magic Johnson is the man in charge of the Los Angeles Lakers – LA Times
Mitch Kupchak says Lakers have more players that other teams may pursue in trade discussions this season – LA Times
Rigors of the road can be disorienting for Lakers players – LA Times
NBA Rumor Central: Will Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak make a trade? – ESPN
Lakers’ focus is on development, front office – LA Daily News
The Knicks And Lakers Head The NBA’s Most Valuable Teams 2017 – Forbes
Anthony Davis dismisses Lakers rumor, tries to persuade Holiday to stay – CBS Sports
NBA rumors: Latest trade deadline news on deals, contracts, more – Sports Illustrated
2017 NBA All-Star Preview: Storylines To Watch – Sports Illustrated
7 NBA trade rumors one week before the deadline – Fox Sports
How crawfish and beer saved the NBA in New Orleans – Yahoo! Sports
Top 60 NBA Draft prospects: Markelle Fultz, Josh Jackson, Lonzo Ball lead the way – CBS Sports