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Lakers Trade Rumors: David Lee could be trade target for Lakers, according to reports

If teams miss out on big names they could look at a few trades centered around absorbing salary for roster help.

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The Los Angeles Lakers could look to the Golden State Warriors for assets, potentially taking David Lee off of their hands, according to Ramona Shelburne of ESPN. Tim Kawakami -- one of the beat reports for that covers the Warriors -- also mentions the possibility of both the Lakers and Knicks as teams that could engage discussions with Golden State. Trading for Lee alone doesn't make a great deal of sense for the Lakers.

Free agent centers are dropping out of the market in a hurry, and once players like DeAndre Jordan, Robin Lopez and Kosta Koufus sign, teams still looking for help at center could turn their attention to Roy Hibbert of the Indiana Pacers. The Dallas Mavericks are waiting on Jordan's decision, but if they miss on signing him, they are expected to explore potential sign-and-trade options with the Pacers to acquire Hibbert, according to Tim McMahon of ESPN.

These kinds of moves could be an option for the LA, as there's have a large chunk of salary space the team can partition to facilitate trades and land players or future assets if they don't use it for free agents. Several teams have dumped salary, along with talent, in pursuit of big-name free agents.

The Warriors and Lee were said to be working toward finding the veteran power-forward a new home because of his limited role on the team, but he's yet to find a new home.

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