The NBA trade deadline is swiftly approaching and the Los Angeles Lakers are reportedly preparing for it by placing Larry Nance Jr., Julius Randle, and Jordan Clarkson on the block. Lakers Nation News Feed host Trevor Lane brings on Hannah Kulik to discuss the somewhat surprising development and what it could mean for the team moving forward.
It has been known for some time that the Lakers were willing to move Randle and Clarkson for the right price since both will cost a pretty penny to hang onto next season, making it difficult for Magic Johnson and Rob Pelinka to chase max free agents. Nance being placed on the block, however, is a bit of a shock.
It wasn’t that long ago that Johnson was calling Nance the Lakers’ ‘secret weapon,’ and he has been in and out of the starting lineup all season. We explain why Nance may be one of the players that the Lakers trade, as well as why Clarkson might be getting overlooked for his contributions in Los Angeles.
After finally snapping their losing streak by picking up a win over the Atlanta Hawks, it’s also important to consider whether a fresh set of rumors will have a negative impact on team chemistry. With several players admitting that the future is on their minds, the team needs to find a way to focus on the present in order to pick up wins.
Plus, after waiving veteran center Andrew Bogut, it appears that Los Angeles is on the verge of signing Jamil Wilson, who had most recently played for the Clippers. What does Wilson bring that had the Lakers so eager to snatch him up?
That and more on this episode of the LN News Feed, just click the player above.
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