The NBA trade deadline is just over a month away, which means it’s time for the rumors to heat up. Things might not get too hot for the Los Angeles Lakers, who’ve been steadfast in keeping their young core out of trade discussions.
They should definitely keep all of their options open, considering they have the kinds of assets that could swing a huge deal, but more likely than not it looks like the Lakers won’t do anything groundbreaking. Players like Lou Williams and Nick Young might be appealing to a contending team looking to add perimeter scoring.
Here’s a quick trade deadline primer, with a little thanks from the SB Nation studio squad.