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Lakers Trade Rumors: Brandon Jennings, Terrence Ross possible targets according to report

Could the Lakers look to fill out their roster using the trade market?

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

The Los Angeles Lakers "want to go big" with their second overall pick in the 2015 NBA DraftKarl-Anthony Towns is supposedly at the top of their draft board, the team may be "locked in" on Jahlil Okafor, and the front office is reportedly pondering Kristaps Porzingis as well. If the Lakers do take a big man at the top of the draft, the team would still have to fill some holes in its wing rotation in either free agency or through the trade market.

Kevin Ding of Bleacher Report discussed who he believed could be possible trade targets for the Lakers, and mentioned that the Milwaukee Bucks' OJ Mayo "makes a lot of sense" given his youth and Southern California roots. Brandon Jennings of the Detroit Pistons was mentioned as another possible option for similar reasons, although he is still rehabbing from tearing his Achilles tendon in January.

A more interesting, albeit unlikely, option mentioned by Ding was Terrence Ross of the Toronto Raptors. The third year pro has only shown flashes of the tantalizing potential that led the Raptors to draft him 8th overall, but would be well worth a gamble for a talent starved team like the Lakers.

The problem with any trade for the Lakers this offseason is that any potential partner would likely want one of the young assets the Lakers have acquired, such as Jordan Clarkson, Julius Randle, or even the second overall pick. None of the players mentioned by Ding are worth giving up any of those Lakers players, leaving free agency as the more likely and attractive route for the team to fill out their roster. However, Ding is one of the more plugged in reporters around on all matters concerning the Lakers, so it is always worth listening to what direction he thinks the team may go.

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