Lakers Trade Rumors: Raymond Felton Would Lead Lakers on Deep Playoff Run

February 25th, 2012 by Austin Green Leave a reply »
The Los Angeles Lakers may have finally found an answer to their point guard woes.

According to Roland Lazenby of, the Lakers are trying to bring in PG Raymond Felton of Portland and forward Michael Beasley from Minnesota.

I hear they want both Felton and Beasley. That's their goal. But talk is cheap right now. The source is good tho.

— Roland Lazenby (@lazenby) February 25, 2012 While the addition of Beasley would be intriguing, Felton is the more crucial asset at this point. The Lakers are dealing with one of the worst point guard situations in recent memory, and although Felton has some issues of his own, he'd be a major upgrade over Derek Fisher's corpse. 

I've always loved Fisher, and everyone should be forever grateful to him for the work he did during the lockout. Unfortunately, his days as an effective NBA point guard are long gone.

He's only averaging 5.5 points and 3.4 assists per game, while shooting just 37.1 percent from the field. He gets murdered on defense every night, and as long as he's playing major minutes, the Lakers have no shot of advancing to their fourth NBA finals in five ...

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