The moment of truth has arrived. The transfer deadline in the 2021-22 season of the National Basketball Association (NBA) will be next Thursday, February 10 and Los Angeles Lakers they are a team that needs to make an urgent exchange to help Lebron James and company.
The team still doesn’t even have a record with .500 average more than halfway through the campaign, and one way to improve would be to get outside help; some fresh new face to give the team a change of air. The additions of the summer have not helped.
That is why the Angelenos decide to seek a trade to improve and reach the Playoffs more solid, the journalist Greg Schwartz of Bleacher Report, named a dream option, a realistic one, and an under-the-radar option to help those led by Frank Vogel:
Eric Gordon, the dream option
“Gordon is probably the best this team can get. He is an elite outside shooter (46.1%) who can penetrate and generate for the others.. Matching salaries could be a problem. The Lakers should give Talen Horton-Tucker and either Kendrick Nunn or two minimum contract players.”, the reporter wrote.
Kenrich Williams, the realistic option
“Kenrich Williams and his $2 million salary are more affordable, though the Thunder should ask for at least a first-round pick for their star defender and shooter. The Lakers can’t trade a first round until 2027 and may have to offer a second round collection and/or Malik Monk.”Schwartz said.
Lou Williams, the option under the radar
“With a potential return to Los Angeles, Lou Williams would be an intriguing option. He’s struggled with the Hawks this season, but he was a big part of the Clippers just a year ago and could provide instant offense off the bench“, wrote about the winner of the sixth man of the year award.