The Los Angeles Lakers are currently the third seed in the Western Conference and are playing fairly solid basketball. While there was a bit of a hiccup in back-to-back losses against the Philadelphia 76ers and Detroit Pistons, you still have to like how the Lakers are playing.
The team is very obviously being cautious with both LeBron James and Anthony Davis and the M-O for the team at this point in the season is to simply stay healthy and get to the games that really matter. Thus far, they are doing just that.
The Lakers are far from a perfect team, though. No team in the league is perfect and that includes the Lakers and if they can make any sort of improvement this season they absolutely are going to.
As we see more and more Lakers basketball the talks of a potential trade before the deadline heat up. The Lakers are not going to be able to do anything massively significant, but they can make complementary moves that will give more depth and options for the playoff rotation.
A trade might not seem likely to some, but quite frankly, at least one trade feels inevitable for the Los Angeles Lakers.
There are reasons why a Los Angeles Lakers trade feels inevitable.
Again, do not expect any huge trade that is going to completely rework the foundation of the team. Rob Pelinka is a very smart man and he recognizes these exact same reasons that lead us to believe that some sort of movement is coming.
Here are the two main reasons why a Los Angeles Lakers trade feels inevitable at some point this season.