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Los Angeles Lakers struggle in trade market as deadline approaches

Los Angeles Lakers struggle in trade market as deadline approaches

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Feb 10
SW Creative
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The Los Angeles Lakers don’t appear to have had much luck in the trade market so far this season. The only action they’ve made in that regard has been to trade Rajon Rondo to the Cleveland Cavaliers, but they’ve been turned down for major stars like Jerami Grant and Buddy Hield to augment this season’s weak team.

Things have deteriorated to the point where ESPN’s Dave McMenamin stated that Lakers players felt a trade was required, however, according to ESPN’s Brian Windhorst, they aren’t even placing their greatest asset on the field.

Windhorst reports that the Lakers have informed teams that their 2027 first-round pick is no longer available. Because of the picks they already owe the New Orleans Pelicans from the Anthony Davis deal, that is the only first-round selection the Lakers can legally trade. According to Windhorst, the Lakers are primarily interested in finding a home for Talen Horton-Tucker in the trade market.

Along with Horton-Tucker, the Lakers have a slew of second-round talents to trade. They could potentially add more comparable remuneration to Kendrick Nunn, but their options for sweeteners are quite limited beyond that.

Although the Lakers have a sense of urgency, that doesn’t imply their desire can increase the attraction of what they have to offer other clubs.

“There’s still a lot of basketball to be played,” LeBron James commented following a devastating loss to the Milwaukee Bucks on Tuesday night. “There’s still an opportunity for us to make a mark on this season, but it’s going to take some, it’s going to take a lot. It’s going to take a lot. But nothing is worth having if it’s not worth working for.”

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