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Lakers Trade Rumors: Tracking every player L.A. is connected to before the deadline

There are going to be a ton of Lakers trade rumors before the NBA trade deadline. Track the latest here.

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The NBA trade deadline is on March 25 this year. Until it passes, we’ll be tracking the most reputable Lakers trade rumors below. If you want to avoid getting fooled by fake accounts on Twitter or dealing with wannabe insiders who have more sauces than sources, bookmark this page, because we’ll be updating this and cutting through the noise as the latest reliable intel and reporting surfaces, with a note on when the most recent update was made to the section prior to each bullet point.

Now, on to the rumors...

Andre Drummond

LaMarcus Aldridge

Hassan Whiteside

  • (March 25) Whiteside did not get traded at the deadline. Now we wait and see if he gets bought out.
  • (March 16) Dan Woike of the L.A. Times reported that rival executives around the NBA expect the Lakers to pursue Hassan Whiteside if he’s bought out, and Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports reported that L.A. is “monitoring” him. Whiteside is only making around $2.3 million, so it would be relatively easy for the Lakers to make a trade work for him, unlike many other candidates they’ve been linked to.

Off the table

The deadline passed without a trade for the Lakers:

Here is everyone they were linked to.

Kyle Lowry

JaVale McGee

Mystery Guard

Myles Turner

  • (Marc 25) Turner was not traded.
  • (March 16) The Indianapolis Star reports that the Lakers are one of several teams to call the Pacers about a deal for Turner, but it doesn’t sound like anything is imminent just yet.

George Hill

P.J. Tucker

Trevor Ariza

Stay tuned for more as the trade deadline gets closer. We will update these names and add new ones as they come out.

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