NBA Trade Rumors: Lakers To Resume Repeat Quest With Current Roster?

February 17th, 2010 by Hadarii Jones Leave a reply »
As of 3:00 p.m. EST tomorrow, the NBA trading deadline will expire and all indications point towards the Los Angeles Lakers letting that time pass without making a change to their roster.

Smart move indeed, because up to this point, the Lakers haven't shown the need to make major improvements on their roster in their quest to repeat as NBA champions.

Los Angeles arguably has the deepest roster in the entire league and are capable of substituting with talent at each blow of the whistle. If any more proof is needed, last night's win over the Golden State Warriors serves as a fine example.

For the fourth game in the row, the Lakers were able to defeat an opponent with relative ease minus the services of Kobe Bryant, and true to form, another Laker stepped up their efforts in his absence.

Starting in Bryant's place, Shannon Brown scored a career-high 27 points to go along with 10 rebounds and led a Laker charge, which witnessed all five starters reach double figures.

In another example of their incredible depth, Andrew Bynum returned from a hip injury to score 21 points and seven rebounds and illustrate why the Lakers are a ...

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