The Los Angeles Lakers definitely seem like they want to be active this during the NBA trade deadline this season. There are already reports about the team having internal discussions about trading Russell Westbrook and that is just the tip of the iceberg of what might be a crazy deadline.
The rumors are heating up with December 15 being the day that recently-signed players can be traded. One of those players is Talen Horton-Tucker, who is the only young asset that the Lakers could flip this season.
Because THT is the only young asset there have been a myriad of trade ideas, including ones from us as well. Certain players on the trade market are not worth trading THT for, such as Jerami Grant. However, there are players that would be worth parting ways with THT.
There are 2 players that could convince the Los Angeles Lakers to trade Talen Horton-Tucker.
Of course, if the Lakers get desperate then they very well could trade for someone who is not on this list. If that is the case, though, it will be a bad trade. If the team is going to trade THT at the deadline then they need to make sure it is improving the team enough to outweigh the potential lost.
Let’s break down the two players that are worth trading THT for, as well as what would need to happen for either player to actually be traded to the Los Angeles Lakers. We want to stay in the realm of reality. You won’t see any THT for Luka Doncic trades.