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Other NBA teams wondering if Lakers cut Matt Ryan as precursor to smaller trade

Similar to most fans, executives around the league expected a trade to follow the Lakers’ release of Matt Ryan.

Report: Lakers more likely to make a trade because of how well Anthony Davis is playing

The Lakers are reportedly ready to get Anthony Davis (and LeBron James) some help on the trade market.

Report: Lakers tried to get Terry Rozier in 3-team Donovan Mitchell trade over summer

The Lakers have now been linked to Terry Rozier multiple times over the last year, so he may be a name worth keeping an eye on as the team continues to survey the trade market.

Anthony Davis says trade speculation and critics never bothered him

The season started with criticism and trade rumors swirling around Anthony Davis, but the Lakers star says he never listened to any of it.

Draymond Green pushes back against rumors saying he prefers trade to Lakers

Amidst all the drama of the preseason for Draymond Green, a link to the Lakers is something the Warriors big man pushed back against recently.

Lakers reportedly likely to make at least one trade, possibly more

As the Lakers near closer and closer to Dec. 15 and their latest deadline, it appears this time they’re serious about doing a trade.

Report: Lakers have had ‘internal discussions’ about DeMar DeRozan, Nikola Vucevic trade

As the Lakers canvas the league for other potential Russell Westbrook trades, a very familiar name has arisen in DeMar DeRozan of the Bulls.

Report: Lakers cut Matt Ryan, open up roster spot

The Lakers let Matt Ryan go just minutes after beating the Portland Trail Blazers on Wednesday night.

Report: Lakers ‘weighing’ Patrick Beverley and Kendrick Nunn trade, may not move Russell Westbrook

The Lakers might be leaning towards a smaller trade sending out Patrick Beverley and/or Kendrick Nunn instead of the much-rumored Russell Westbrook move.

Lakers reportedly don’t think they can judge this team yet

The Lakers are still not sure what this roster is capable of when fully whole, and want to be certain before making any moves.

Report: Lakers roster feels they are only ‘couple of players away’ from contention

While the front office is remaining patient, the Lakers locker room feels the team is close to being a contender with just a few players possibly making the difference.

Report: Lakers prefer patience, may wait until January for Buddy Hield, Myles Turner trade

The Lakers have remained patient in the trade market with Russell Westbrook and reports indicate that may not be changing, despite hot starts from Buddy Hield and Myles Turner.

Lakers Trade Target Watch: Myles Turner reportedly changes agents

Could Myles Turner be preparing to find his way to the Lakers (or elsewhere)? The timing of him changing agents will certainly lead to some wondering.

Report: Lakers hoping to play .500 basketball until December 15 before making trade

The Lakers reportedly have a new arbitrary deadline before they look to make a trade, this one coming on December 15 as they hope to play .500 ball until then.

Lakers reportedly offered Russell Westbrook, first round pick to Spurs for Josh Richardson, Doug McDermott

While the Pacers and Hornets have been the trades most discussed for Russell Westbrook, the Lakers reportedly put an offer on the table for the Spurs.

Lakers reportedly not discussing any Kyrie Irving trade with Nets

As controversy continues to surround him, Kyrie Irving is reportedly not drawing any trade interest from the Lakers or the rest of the NBA.

Lakers reportedly turned down Raptors trade of Khem Birch, first round pick for Talen Horton-Tucker last season

The Lakers have mismanaged a number of assets in recent seasons, including reportedly turning down a Talen Horton-Tucker trade that would have netted them a first round pick from Toronto.

Lakers, Pistons reportedly have interest in Miles Bridges if Hornets let him walk

The Lakers might be considering Miles Bridges in free agency, despite him currently being investigated by the NBA after pleading no contest to felony domestic violence charges.

Anonymous exec says Rob Pelinka is ‘smart’ for not making a trade right now

As the Lakers continue to struggle, one NBA executive credited Rob Pelinka for not making a bad panic move or trade yet.

Report: Lakers don’t think they can judge this team until Dennis Schröder, Thomas Bryant are back

With Thomas Bryant and Dennis Schröder set to return, the Lakers are reportedly holding off on making moves until seeing the pair in action.

Lakers among teams interested in trade for Bojan Bogdanovic

A familiar name has resurfaced as a potential trade option for the Lakers as they look to improve from their putrid start in sharpshooter Bojan Bogdanovic.

Report: Some within Lakers think LeBron James’ pro-Kyrie tweets are him advocating for the team to trade for him

The Lakers may not be out of the Kyrie Irving business just yet.

Lakers reportedly work out Joe Wieskamp, Tony Snell in wake of LeBron James injury

With news that LeBron James may miss a game or two, the Lakers are looking at a couple wing-esque players.

Report: Lakers promised LeBron they would compete to get him to extend, and he doesn’t want to waste another season

LeBron James is reportedly not happy with the state of the Lakers’ roster, and seems to want the team to make moves sooner rather than later.

Report: Lakers are receiving trade calls on Russell Westbrook, but aren’t shopping Anthony Davis

It does not sound like an Anthony Davis or Russell Westbrook trade is imminent.

Lakers reportedly covet Wizards guard Bradley Beal in trade

As the Lakers scan the league for potential trade targets, Wizards guard Bradley Beal is one of the team’s reported targets if he becomes available.

Brian Windhorst thinks it’s possible the Buss family may sell part of their Lakers ownership stake

Jeanie Buss has said she is not selling the Lakers in the past, but one NBA insider thinks the money in the league is getting so big that the family may have to consider it.

Rumor Roundup: Lakers leaning towards not trading picks, waiting on mystery star

Despite sitting at 2-8, it does not necessarily sound like help is on the way for the Lakers just yet.

Darvin Ham, unprompted, states the obvious about the Lakers’ salary cap situation

Darvin Ham made it clear that he — and by extension, LeBron James and Anthony Davis — need to realize there is not necessarily an easy fix on the way for the Lakers.

Lakers Trade Target Watch: Myles Turner explodes in win vs. Pelicans

Myles Turner looked like a perfect frontcourt partner for Anthony Davis as the Pacers beat the Pelicans.

Are we really doing this Anthony Davis trade nonsense again?

In an apparent speedrun attempt to cover all the notable storylines this season, we’ve already reached the point of debating whether the Lakers should trade Anthony Davis.

Lakers reportedly refused to offer Kyrie Irving long-term contract in trade in offseason

As part of their ongoing talks with Kyrie Irving and the Nets this past offseason, the Lakers reportedly never were willing to commit long-term to the guard.

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