Lakers News And Rumors Recap: Trade Rumors Heating Up As Deadline Nears
With the NBA All-Star weekend wrapped up, the Lakers are in dire need of adjustments. The team is preparing for the second half of the season, but some players may be on the trading block as Thursday’s deadline approaches. The Lakers are currently in the rumor mill of the NBA as of late and today is no different.
In the most recent reports, Lakers power forward Jordan Hill has been in trade talks with the Brooklyn Nets. Hill would fill in for the Nets’ disabled player’s exception for starting center Brook Lopez. The discussion of this trade will keep Hill’s salary off the books, so the Lakers will continue to pursue this trade even without getting anything in return.
Also, Steve Blake has been brought up in a rumor for a possible trade to the Golden State Warriors. Blake is currently one of the only active point guards on the roster and making such a move to the lineup would help the Lakers shed more money to get under the luxury tax for next season.
Along with Gasol on the trade block as well, the Lakers will continue to look for the right situation before the trade deadline hits on February 20th.
Lakers Nation News
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NBA Trade Rumors: Lakers GM says things are quiet – Fansided
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Trade deadline: Pau Gasol, Eric Gordon, others to watch as the day approaches – Sporting News
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Report: Nets, Cavaliers talking Jarrett Jack for Jason Terry swap – Pro Basketball Talk
Report: Knicks interested in trade for Hawks’ Jeff Teague – Pro Basketball Talk
Report: OKC hopeful Russell Westbrook will play in Feb. 20 matchup with Miami – Pro Basketball Talk
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