Los Angeles Lakers: 3 small trades using Troy Daniels

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Troy Daniels has been in and out of the rotation all year for the Los Angeles Lakers. We take a look at three small trades that could help the Lakers fit another need with his salary.

Troy Daniels was brought to the Los Angeles Lakers this past summer to provide the team with perimeter shooting. It’s something he has done his entire career and done it quite well. He is a career 40% 3-point shooter and has made a living in his career spacing the floor.

He has helped the Lakers at times, but his minutes have been so erratic. He is on a veteran’s minimum deal, so any trade value isn’t going to be through the roof. The Lakers also have enough shooting to compensate for going after someone that fills another need.

Daniels is up to 38% on the year from 3-pointer, so he could go to a team struggling from deep. One that will give him more opportunities and a more consistent minutes schedule. It will also help the Lakers cut down on their influx of guards.

The Lakers will try and be active in the trade market for whatever they have. The buyout market seems to be the best route for a win-now guy. But there is always the opportunity to go bargain shopping with small contracts and hope a change of scenery could help a guy.

We will take a look at three guys that fit within the trade bracket for Daniels deal. It won’t make or break the Lakers or another team but could provide each team with a different depth option to help a weakness.

Daniels doesn’t have a no-trade clause such as Rajon Rondo or Kentavious Caldwell-Pope. So his deal, along with possibly Quinn Cook, seems to be the more realistic trade option for a small deal before the buyout market.