4 forwards the Lakers could trade for to replace Jarred Vanderbilt

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3. Reggie Bullock

This is where the drop-off really happens in the article but that is the nature of the trade market. There are some bigger-name trade targets that Los Angeles could explore, mostly at the guard positions. But with what the Lakers have to trade, the team is going to have to explore players like Reggie Bullock to replace Vanderbilt's minutes.

From a purely stylistic point of view, Bullock is not at all like Vanderbilt. Bullock has made his career off being an off-ball three-point shooter who can play serviceable perimeter defense. He is not the versatile forward who can defend all five positions on the floor like Vanderbilt can.

Bullock also hasn't done much this season with the Houston Rockets. The veteran wing has hardly played on the young Rockets team as several recent lottery picks are the obvious priority. The cost to acquire Bullock would be incredibly cheap and is worth a dart throw for the Lakers.

All Los Angeles would need to trade is a minimum contract and a future second-round pick swap. That would be more than enough to acquire a player who is not even playing on the Rockets as is.

While Bullock has not played much this season, he did play over 30 minutes a game last season with the Dallas Mavericks, has 27 career playoff games, and is a lifetime 38.4% three-point shooter.