Under-the-Radar Moves Los Angeles Lakers Could Make Before NBA’s Trade Deadline

January 18th, 2016 by David Murphy Leave a reply »

There may not be a lot of trade chatter surrounding the Los Angeles Lakers at the moment. But Mitch Kupchak has always been a stealthy general manager when it comes to such things.

Earlier this month, he visited with Chris McGee and Time Warner Cable SportsNet, cautioning that he “wouldn’t suspect a blockbuster deal” before the February 18 deadline.

Not that he would ever telegraph any such transaction beforehand, of course. After all, who saw the Pau Gasol for Kwame Brown deal coming or the Dwight Howard and Steve Nash acquisitions? Or what about that most infamous of coups—the Chris Paul attempt that was squashed by then-commissioner David Stern?

But there are certainly enough clues about players from opposing teams who may be on the block; some that could fit nicely on a rebuilding Lakers roster.


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