By Brian Yalung
The Los Angeles Lakers haven’t been that active as far as potential NBA trade scenarios are concerned but that doesn’t mean that they won’t consider one. They do have a bunch of promising young players but potentially moving them for key assets.
The Lakers could be open to NBA trade options though Basketball Insiders suggests that it will come at a steep price. No Laker has been mentioned as being on the block but it if involves big name players like Carmelo Anthony (New York Knicks), DeMarcus Cousins (Sacramento King) or Jimmy Butler (Chicago Bulls), there could be a chance.
They are in fact finding mode now. Was told Lakers open to trades but anything involving young guys is very pricey. https://t.co/SZVwFvBd0a
— Steve Kyler (@stevekylerNBA) February 4, 2017
Anthony is expected to move to another team with the Los Angeles Clippers leading the pack. For Cousins, team owner Vivek Ranadive has time and again reiterated that his franchise player is not up for trade.
As mentioned in a previous post, the Cleveland Cavaliers are entertaining thoughts about Jose Calderon. The Cavs are in need of a backup guard to spell Kyrie Irving and the Spanish player is in consideration. Cleveland recently held midseason tryouts where former Laker Jordan Farmar stood out.
The Cavs could be just broadening their choices before the NBA trade deadline on Feb. 23. Farmar is reportedly willing to sign a 10-day contract while the case of Calderon will depend on what the Lakers will get in return.
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