Los Angeles Lakers Willing to Part with Young Players for Superstar
Another year of NBA basketball, another year of the Los Angeles Lakers making a push for a superstar.
Early season reports suggested the Lakers to be pushing for an Anthony Davis trade, but now, it seems like the Lakers are hell bent on adding a superstar of some sort at the deadline. The Lakers are also interested in adding some three-point shooting to pair around their star LeBron James who is nearing a return from a groin injury.
The Lakers are allegedly willing to part ways with any combination of Brandon Ingram, Lonzo Ball, and Kyle Kuzma for an opportunity to acquire another franchise player.
There have also been recent reports that James’ camp prefers the Lakers to fire head coach Luke Walton.
“There’s a lot of tension in that building,” Said ESPN’s Jackie MacMullan. “A lot of tension in that building, and I think people are wondering about Luke Walton even though Jeanie Buss came out very strongly and said ‘I want Luke to be here, I back him 100 percent,’ but then also made the point that has to be made, and that’s that she hired Earvin Magic Johnson to make these decisions, and if Earvin feels differently she gave him the power to make those kinds of decisions. It’s clear to me, and probably to you Brian, that LeBron’s camp would prefer a coaching change. They’re not too subtle about that.”
With the February 7 trade deadline quickly approaching, there could be quite a few changes coming in Los Angeles in the next couple of weeks.