Los Angeles Lakers: 3 players the organization should not trade

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1. Danny Green

The biggest free-agent signing the Los Angeles Lakers made during the summer of 2019 was Danny Green. After waiting things out for Kawhi Leonard, the Lakers were lucky a player of Green’s caliber was still available. He was a great fit for the roster but hasn’t quite lived up to expectations yet.

Given Green’s skill set, there will be some peaks and valleys with his play. As a 3-and-D player, one extended shooting slump could drop his numbers. He has been a little inconsistent, as he knocked down multiple 3-pointers in only five games in January.

However, Green shows up when it matters most. For a team with championship aspirations, Green will be an asset when the lights are brightest.

He is 17th in NBA history in 3-pointers made in the playoffs, knocking down 40.3 percent of his postseason attempts. Green has made 47.1 percent of his 3-pointers in the NBA Finals as well and is tied for 7th with 48 makes in 18 games.

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That is the biggest reason that Green cannot be traded. While his contract would help make numbers work, the return most likely wouldn’t match the experience and impact that Green has when the games matter most.