3. Jeremy Lamb
Jeremy Lamb started his career with the Oklahoma City Thunder and could team back up with Russell Westbrook this season. Of the three players listed thus far, Lamb is the first one that has had legitimate ties with the Lakers with the rumors around him dating back almost two months now.
The Pacers should be having a fire sale at the deadline as the team is struggling and has a lot of assets to trade away. Lamb is one of the overlooked assets and the longer he goes without being traded the better for the Lakers. His price is going to continue to go down, not that it was very high to begin with.
The ultimate price point for Lamb would be the Lakers getting to trade a quartet of expiring contracts to the Pacers with a second-round pick or two for Lamb. The Pacers would get the second-round pick and that is about it. That only happens if nobody else is interested.
I think a more realistic trade would be Kendrick Nunn and two expiring contracts for Lamb. I absolutely would not put Talen Horton-Tucker anywhere near this package. If you don’t want to trade him for Kyle Lowry then you don’t trade him 11 months later for half a season of Lamb.
Lamb has not been great by any means this season but he would get the Lakers another defensive-minded wing to help on the perimeter. His three-point shot is struggling but he has shown that he can hit at a 40% clip but that is not even important, the Lakers have shooters. They need defense.