5 Most Tradeable Lakers Assets

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3. Steve Blake

No player had his stock more effected by injury than Blake. Playing his best basketball as a Laker and some of the best basketball of his career, Blake had established himself as the leader of the Lakers without Bryant. Over the final 13 games leading up to his injury, Blake was averaging 9.4 assists per game. In 9 of those games, he had double digit assists and looked like a viable candidate for a trade deadline deal. However, his injury clouds those thoughts. Blake won’t return until immediately before the deadline.

Much like Kaman, Blake would bring a great veteran presence to a team. He was having one of the best stretches of his career in terms of dishing out the ball and could be a fantastic backup point guard for teams. Add in his 3-point shooting and ability to hit big shots, as well as the play of Kendall Marshall and Jordan Farmar, and Blake may even be the odd man out. Netting a young prospect or future pick is best case scenario for the Lakers.