11 Former Lakers that Rob Pelinka could try to trade for

These former Lakers could return before the Feb. 8 trade deadline.

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9. Reggie Bullock

Bullock was traded to the Lakers at the 2019 deadline, which was LeBron’s first season in Los Angeles. They missed the playoffs as Bullock struggled to make shots in Hollywood.

The 32-year-old has played for seven different NBA teams. Since leaving LA, he spent two years in New York and two in Dallas before joining the Rockets in the offseason. Bullock was primarily a starter on the Knicks and Mavericks but is playing his fewest minutes per game since his rookie season in Houston.

Is this the beginning of the end of the veteran wing? He would certainly love more run. Bullock was traded to the Spurs in the Grant Williams deal before being bought out in the offseason. The 6’6 wing chose the Rockets, but Houston is fighting for a Play-In Tournament berth without him playing a crucial role.

Verdict: If he gets bought out again, the Los Angeles Lakers could show interest. They would love to add another 3-and-D to their roster, but Rob Pelinka and the front office should not give up assets to acquire him.

Bullock is playing fewer than ten minutes per game this season. The Lakers need consistent help on both ends of the floor, and it is unclear if he can successfully expand his current role to impact a contender.