Lakers: Rob Pelinka did the right thing during NBA trade deadline

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One of the biggest lessons that we learn sometimes is that it is important to stay exactly as you are and not make moves at all.  Or as they say in Blackjack, you hold. Hats off to Los Angeles Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka.

As the NBA world went crazy with trades a few days ago as the trade deadline hit, the Lakers stood strong and didn’t make any moves at all. Sure, there are going to be people that feel that they should have pulled the trigger and made various moves but perhaps they were better off not doing anything.

To be perfectly honest, I am very happy with their team thus far. After all, they still have one of the best and deepest lineups in the NBA despite the injuries. Let’s face it folks, when this team is back at full capacity, there is no one that will stand in their way at all.

Rob Pelinka did not have to make a trade to make the Los Angeles Lakers NBA Finals-worthy.

That is why I like that Rob Pelinka has faith in this group of players on the court currently. It helps raise confidence as well as allows you to see just how very good or bad a team is. In this case, thus far, the Lakers seem to be solid.

We’re seeing great things from the young Talen Horton-Tucker as he improves. Kyle Kuzma has played very well, especially as the injury bug has hit the team. Montrezl Harrel and Dennis Schroder are doing damage.

Alex Caruso continues to be a well-balanced, and talented player that plays unselfishly. Markieff Morris has been showing his ability to take up some of the slack as well. This is what was needed.

The two players the Lakers need to get more out of are Marc Gasol and Wes Matthews.

Rob Pelinka has done a great job so far in his tenure as GM. It’s time like these, when injuries are high and a trade deadline arrives, that we see the best and worst of general managers.

While there were some amazing transactions during the deadline, some in which that heavily improved a few teams such as the Chicago Bulls, Denver Nuggets and the Miami Heat, Pelinka knows that his team is still the top seed no matter what their record says.

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The depth of the roster is still among the highest in basketball.