NBA Trade Rumors: 10 Deadline Deals the Lakers Could Make

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Phoenix also sends their own 2014 1st round draft pick to the Lakers

We’ll start with the most obvious and the one most likely to happen. The Suns have a unique trade chip, very similar to the Cavs with Andrew Bynum. It’s a player with a low cap hit with his contract covered by insurance. With that large contract, they can bring in an impact player for a late playoff push.

On the Suns side, there aren’t many impact players they can get this late into the season. Few teams will be able to match the enormous contract Okafor has. On the flip side, few teams have an expendable asset like the Lakers have. While both sides are playing hardball, I think both sides will realize this is the best deal they can get.

CHANCE OF TRADE HAPPENING: 80%. It’s a trade that makes sense for both sides.

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  • LOU

    the gms in the final trade would have to be on CRACK! No way any of those franchises would trade those players in that trade for any laker not wearing 24. And i highly doubt Mitch or any gm could pull that one off

  • Marty Susman

    We keep hearing about Nash & Kobe & Gasol & the rest of the playing injured but none of this has anything to do with the future of the L.A. Lakers & it’s massive dedicated fan base… What I think needs to be chatted about is , “WHAT DO WE DO IN 2014 & 2015″ draft’s & free agent class ?

    First off we need to trade Gasol NOW for draft picks or package him with players like Blake, Johnson, Meeks, Young, or “anyone on the roster not called Kobe” IN ORDER TO GET FIRST ROUND PICKS AS WELL AS FUTURE SUPER STUDS..We should NOT sign any player to more then a one year deal unless that players name is Love, Irving, Monroe, Harrison Barnes, Dion Waiters, Wall, Lillard, Klay Thompson or a few others, for sure forget some retread over say 26 or so other teams don’t want….

    Prepare for the signing of GREAT free agents in 2915 by finding a coach that is respected not the high school guy we now have on board. We need a coach that will “attract” great players like Doc Rivers, not a coach like ours that will chase them away. The best concept I can think of is to have Phil & ??? as joint coach’s with Phil being the home coach & the ??? the away coach, that would without doubt attract some pretty great future players….