Los Angeles Lakers v Portland Trail Blazers

An LA Lakers trade seems to be in the works for more pieces after adding Rui Hachimura. Los Angeles made a smart deal, sending Kendrick Nunn and three second-round picks to the Washington Wizards on Monday. Los Angeles needed a wing and they got exactly that.

Now, the Lakers are expected to go after a veteran point guard. There are a few on the market, and there’s a good chance even more will become available during the buyout market period.

Bleacher Report’s Eric Pincus reported that the Lakers could still be looking for minor deals after adding Hachimura:

“After acquiring Rui Hachimura from the Wizards on Monday, the Lakers could still look for minor deals around guards Lonnie Walker IV and Patrick Beverley.”

He then added who the Lakers might be interested in, including Utah Jazz guard Mike Conley.

“Conley’s contract is favorable, with $14.3 million of $24.4 million guaranteed next season. The same (real or wannabe) contenders are thought to have interest, among others: the Lakers, Clippers and Timberwovles,” Pincus wrote.

Pincus reported that the teams interested in Houston Rockets guard Eric Gordon are the Phoenix Suns, Lakers, and Milwaukee Bucks:

“A compromise might consist of a pick swap, with Houston using the Milwaukee Bucks’ first (projected to be around No. 25) it has from the 2021 P.J. Tucker trade. The Rockets run the risk of a diminishing return, but Gordon seems likely to be dealt by the deadline. Interested teams include the Suns, Lakers and Bucks.”

Will an LA Lakers trade put them over the top? Maybe not yet. However, with health and the right additions, LeBron James and Anthony Davis can be scarier than any other duo in basketball. There’s a reason why the two of them won an NBA championship together, already and it’s not out of the equation to see them do it again.

The Lakers will have to make the right decisions, just as they did with the Hachimura move. Let’s see what general manager Rob Pelinka comes up with as the Lakers look to get back to being championship contenders.

Quick Links

More from Sportskeeda

Edited by Joseph Schiefelbein

You May Also Like

West Ham boss David Moyes declares Arsenal target Declan Rice will blow Chelsea’s British transfer record fee for Enzo Fernandez ‘out of the water’ should midfielder depart London Stadium

David Moyes has warned potential suitors that they will have to stump…

Ivana Nedved and Sebastian Korda celebrated their second wedding anniversary

Ivana Nedved and Sebastian Korda just celebrated their relationship’s second anniversary. The…

PSG vs Toulouse Prediction and Betting Tips

The Ligue 1 is back in action with another round of matches…

Potter explains Chelsea Champions League omissions, Guardiola calls Tottenham striker Kane ‘one of the best’ he’s seen, Greenwood latest as Manchester United investigate, Premier League latest

talkSPORT.com has you covered with all the latest Premier League news and…

Swans coach reveals there could be big changes in store for 36-year-old Buddy Franklin this season

Swans coach reveals there could be big changes in store for Buddy…

Everton vs Arsenal – Premier League: Live score, team news and updates

Everton vs Arsenal LIVE: Gunners bid to go EIGHT POINTS CLEAR of…

Fantasy Cricket Tips, Today’s Playing 11, Player Stats, Pitch Report for Super Smash 2022/23, Match 29

The Wellington Firebirds (WF) will lock horns with the Auckland Aces (AA)…

Avesh Khan eyes a spot in the Indian Test team after an impressive run in the Ranji season

Team India began 2023 with a bang, winning limited-overs series against both…