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.