Los Angeles Lakers Rumors: Potential trade packages for Victor Oladipo

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(Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images) – Los Angeles Lakers Rumors
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A Los Angeles Lakers-Indiana Pacers-New Orleans Pelicans three-team deal

Now, this is a trade to dissect. Just from the Los Angeles Lakers point of view, they get a third star in Victor Oladipo that would undoubtedly make the team better and probably make them the clear-cut title favorites if they were not already. They have the most star power in the league.

Not let’s break down the rest.

Lonzo Ball has been in some trade rumors himself. While the New York Knicks are the team most attached to Ball, he absolutely has value to a team like the Pacers. Bringing Ball in and creating a backcourt with Brogdon would not only add backcourt defense in Indiana, but it would allow Ball to facilitate and Brogdon to take on more of a shooting guard role.

Brogdon played the two with the Bucks and I do like him better in that role. He is just fine as the main ball-handler, but having him with Lonzo in the fast break would be fun. Green could come off the bench as the sixth man and would be one of the best in the league.

What about the Pelicans? Well, they can flip Lonzo for the asset that they did not get from the Lakers, Kyle Kuzma. This would be a one-for-one flip in young talent and while Ball is better, Kuzma is not a big fall off and might fit better in New Orleans, especially with his old teammates.

The Pelicans would get even more capital. Another pick from the Lakers and a 2022 pick (perhaps top-10 protected) from the Pacers for Ball is a great price. Ball is a great young player, but the team can easily pivot, get more assets and run with Jrue Holiday as the primary point guard.

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I really do like the trade from all three sides. I think it not only makes all three teams better but even adds some flexibility for the Pelicans.