While everything around the globe might change year over year, the Lakers remain at or near the center of the trade deadline rumors never does. Despite spending the beginning of the season recovering from a slow start and being outside of the playoff picture looking in, so much of the reports center on whether the Lakers with part with their two first-round draft picks to try to make a playoff push with LeBron James and Anthony Davis playing at high levels.
The trade deadline this season is Thursday, Feb. 9 at 12 p.m. As noted by the lack of trades not just with the Lakers but across the NBA in the opening months of the season, much of the league has been in wait-and-see mode with the play-in tournament leading to teams keeping their options open later in the year.
Any number of players have been linked to the Lakers throughout the last nine months, and perhaps no two stars have been speculated about, reported on and connected to the team than DeMar DeRozan and Zach LaVine of the Chicago Bulls. And let’s not forget all the times this organization and Kyrie Irving have been linked in the last eight months.
Myles Turner and Buddy Hield have additionally been frequently reported on, but while the Pacers and Lakers have been close to a deal at times, in the wake of Turner’s extension, it seems like that trade could be one left in the past.
Instead, the team has circled around Bojan Bogdanovic and others as they look at potential deals. And Russell Westbrook may not be the only one potentially on his way out, as Patrick Beverley and Kendrick Nunn have been reportedly shopped around as well as both are amidst underwhelming seasons.
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