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Lakers Rumors: Brandon Jennings an Option for the Lakers?

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After the Los Angeles Lakers refused to make a deal with the Boston Celtics for Rajon Rondo, it is uncertain whether or not the storied NBA franchise is ready to trade Pau Gasol for anything less than a superstar. The deal for Rondo would’ve addressed the team’s biggest weakness in the backcourt, but for some reason Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak didn’t pull the trigger with the trade falling apart due to the Lakers unwilling to give up Gasol.

Now it seems as though it is back to the drawing board for Kupchak and company with the Lakers’ front office continuing to work the phones in the next few days before the NBA trade deadline on March 15. One intriguing option that has just come to light is a potential blockbuster trade with the Milwaukee Bucks.

According to Sam Amick of SI.com, point guard Brandon Jennings is available:

Sources said Milwaukee has made third-year point guard Brandon Jennings available “for the right price,” as one executive who has spoken to the Bucks put it. Jennings, who was drafted 10th overall in 2009 and has been considered the team’s future franchise player, irked Bucks officials with his comments to ESPN.com in early February about a possible departure.

“I’m going to keep my options open, knowing that the time is coming up,” he wrote in an e-mail to the Web site. “I’m doing my homework on big-market teams.”

Obviously, the Lakers aren’t going to do a trade straight up for Brandon Jennings with Pau Gasol heading to the Bucks. The value isn’t there and the contracts will not come close to matching up. The Bucks have also put Andrew Bogut and Stephen Jackson on the trading block which could setup of potential deal with the Lakers that might make the numbers match.

There is a good chance that the Lakers would be interested in acquiring Brandon Jennings before the deadline as he fits a need in the backcourt. It is doubtful the Lakeshow would be willing to take on an injury prone Andrew Bogut and an increasing difficult player to coach in Stephen Jackson.

So even though it would be a longshot for the Lakers to take a chance on acquiring Bogut and Jackson with Jennings (and they shouldn’t), Los Angeles might be able to work a deal to get their hands on the up-and-coming point guard. Not only would Jennings help cure the point guard woes in L.A., but he is also a hometown boy and would most likely not be opposed to a deal sending him home to play alongside Kobe Bryant.

This season Brandon Jennings is averaging 18.7 points, 5.6 assists and 1.5 steals per game.

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  • Sti1lmatic

    I’m sick of the rumors. First we were supposed to get TMac, then Shane Battier, then Nate Robinson…can’t wait til the trade deadline hits so we can enjoy basketball without distractions and bs rumors.

    • http://twitter.com/Lakers_Examiner Ryan Ward

      Your not the only one. These rumors are getting ridiculous, but we have to report them. Just a few more days left.

    • http://twitter.com/Lakers_Examiner Ryan Ward

      Your not the only one. These rumors are getting ridiculous, but we have to report them. Just a few more days left.

    • http://twitter.com/Nor_Aizuddin Nor Aizuddin Naqib™

      I agree dude. First they say they wanted Arenas but it didn’t happen, then there is also rumors about getting OJ Mayo, didn’t happen too.

  • Yung J

    the lakers aren’t gonna trade anyone until next season

    • http://twitter.com/Lakers_Examiner Ryan Ward

      That’s possible. Doubtful, but possible.

    • http://coachdesignz.wordpress.com/ coachD

      Yes, big chance that no trades will be done. But I’m hoping the Odom deal trade exception will get the Lakers a PG that could fill in the gap for Derek Fisher. 

      I like the Kirk Hinrich idea for that trade exception. Not bad right? 

      • http://coachdesignz.wordpress.com/ coachD

        or if they get Kirk with the trade exception, and Kirk will be a possible trade to other teams.

        -Lakers get Kirk – trade exception
        -Lakers get higher caliber PG - trade Kirk.

  • http://www.facebook.com/thefreak55 Josh Robí Paliafito

    As a Bucks fan I would want draft picks involved

  • Guest

    Steve Blake, 1st round pick and trade exception $ for Jennings?

    • Bt_reese

      no way, it will take Gasol (over 30) and lotto pick plus another 1st rounder.  jennings is 22   and only makes 2.4 million.  so find a third team (NOLA) and try again moron.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1205802356 Jabby Sampedro

    JUST ADD GILBERT (and beasley)!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1205802356 Jabby Sampedro

    JUST ADD GILBERT (and beasley)!

  • Robert Reynolds

    I can’t help thinking that if the Lakers could get Odom back, he would bring back morale and get back his top playing abilities that are not evident in Texas right now. They are not happy with him and I don’t think he is happy with them. Remember, last year, this man won the sixth man NBA award. I think he is badly missed by the Lakers and he acted too quickly when he heard that he was part of a package to get Paul and felt hurt and asked to be traded. I wish he would have taken a deep breath, and moved on with the Lakers. Get him back!

    R Reynolds

  • Arynmorningstar

    Gasol + Blake Both 1st next year for Jennings + Bogut + Jackson + Gooden

    Why not? Works for both teams.

    Would love to see Jennings come home. Plus he is only 22, and only shoots 20 times a game is cuz he has too. Bynum+Bogut keeps lakers big and Gooden is a quality BU. Jackson could start at SF or Sixthman.

    Bucks clear cap, get out of tax, and can either keep Gasol or Amnesty him next year or later and clear an additional 20+ million. Plus get 2 late 1st rnd picks in a deep draft.

    Bynum/Murphy
    Bogut/Gooden
    Peace/Barnes
    Bryant/Jackson
    Jennings/Fisher

    I think this would make Lakers the team to beat.

  • Simeon Mertyl

    We need a point guard please Lord let this deal go through….give up draft picks whatever it takes to get Jennings…….Please Mitch use your Brain….

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