The Los Angeles Lakers face this market closing at a crossroads. On the one hand, their position in the standings and the urgency of having LeBron James on the team forces them to be protagonists in the next 48 hours. On the other hand, the salary structure to which they are subject greatly complicates the fruition of significant movements. In one of the transfer windows too quiet for what the Los Angeles franchise is used to, Rob Pelinka would have set his sights on Josh Richardson.
The Boston Celtics are trying to rush the hours to avoid going into luxury taxes. For this, its main objective is to find a way out of Schröder and RIchardson. Jake Fischer today informs in Bleacher Report that the Lakers would be in talks to get the forward. Brian Robb, who covers Celtics news for MassLive, reports that Los Angeles would have offered Talen Horton-Tucker and a draft pick in exchange for Richardson.
Seen from the outside, the transfer doesn’t make much sense, since Josh Richardson’s performance would in no case represent a great qualitative leap for the Lakers. Horton-Tucker signed his renewal last August for three years and $30.7 million. Although Los Angeles believes that Richardson would give them a better performance in the immediate term, the marginal improvement is not enough to give up two more years of a player just 21 years old.
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