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NBA: Cleveland Cavaliers at Los Angeles Lakers Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports

On Wednesday, Feb. 24, the Los Angeles Lakers will be able to fill out their 15th and final roster spot using the prorated veteran’s minimum exception. However, there is one other avenue the Lakers can use to improve their roster this season: the trade market.

This year, the NBA trade deadline is on March 25, just two weeks after the second half of the season is scheduled to start. Should the Lakers stand pat at the trade deadline once again, or should they look to offload some of their lesser-used players for a player that can help them in a limited role? We discuss that and more on today’s mailbag episode of “Can U Dig It?”

But first, Christian and Jacob recap the Lakers’ week, which ended with them losing to the Miami Heat in an NBA Finals rematch on Saturday. That loss marked the Lakers’ third loss in four games and their second back-to-back loss of the season. Are their most recent performances a sign of a team that badly needs the All-Star break to get healthy, or is it a sign of something more?

They also talk about what they’ve seen from the Lakers in the games that Anthony Davis and Dennis Schröder have been sidelined and whether or not there’s anything to take away from them.

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You can also follow Christian on Twitter at @RadRivas, and Jacob at @JacobRude.