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NBA Trade Deadline 2023: What to expect from the Lakers

Leading up to the 2023 NBA trade deadline, we’ll be keeping an updating list of all the Lakers trade rumors from reputable sources here.

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As the NBA trade deadline rapidly approaches, teams are staring at a trade deadline that is closing in abruptly. This season, the trade deadline is on Feb. 9, but the rumors have stretched all the way back to before the start of the season.

The Lakers roster was one that has long been constructed with the idea of trading away Russell Westbrook on the mind. Their gluttony of guards has existed for the entirety of the season leading up to the trade deadline and has only been made more confusing by Westbrook’s improved play this season. But it’s clearly been a subpar roster that has needed upgrading and LeBron James has pleaded for those upgrades.

According to our friends at DraftKings, some of the most likely players to be traded have been linked to the Lakers. Cam Reddish is the second odds-on favorite at -250 while Bojan Bogdanovic is right behind him at -200. Russell Westbrook was well down the list at +220 odds to be dealt when this was originally published, so that could have paid out nicely.

The links and reports have been aplenty by the actual trades and deals have been virtually non-existent. Still, in an effort to keep you up to date on all the reports, we’ll be tracking all the reputable rumors that link the Lakers to various trade targets as well as constantly updating the players on the Lakers roster who could be on their way out.

Players the Lakers have traded for

Players the Lakers have traded away

  • Russell Westbrook
  • Kendrick Nunn
  • Juan Toscano-Anderson
  • Damian Jones
  • Thomas Bryant
  • Patrick Beverley

The Lakers currently have 14 guaranteed contracts and both two-way slots filled, leaving them with one open roster spot.

Players the Lakers have been linked to

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OG Anunoby

Fred VanVleet

Bogdan Bogdanovic

  • (Update, 2/7) The Lakers also have some level of interest in Bogdan Bogdanovic, per Woike.

Terry Rozier

DeMar DeRozan

Zach LaVine

Gary Trent Jr.

Buddy Hield

Bojan Bogdanovic

Evan Fournier

Kyle Kuzma

Terrance Ross

Players the Lakers might trade away

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Lonnie Walker IV

Austin Reaves

Max Christie

  • Also according to Buha, the Lakers didn’t want to put Max Christie in an Irving trade.

Players the Lakers didn’t trade for

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Josh Richardson

Cam Reddish

Kyrie Irving

Mike Conley

  • The Lakers reportedly also saw Conley as one of a few possible trade targets in the wake of missing out on Kyrie Irving, according to Dan Woike of The L.A. Times, but in the wake of their trade for Russell that sent him to the Wolves in DLo’s place, he is obviously no longer a candidate.

Myles Turner

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