Lakers News And Rumors Recap: L.A. Not Willing To Trade Young Core
D’angelo Russell Feels ‘something Special’ With This Lakers Team
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With the NBA trade deadline fast approaching, many are wondering if the Lakers will chase the playoffs or settle with developing the young core. The Lakers are only five games back of the eight seed at the half way point, but equally as close to being in the top three of the lottery.

While chasing the playoffs seems like a Laker thing to do, especially since the team hasn’t sniffed the postseason since 2013, it appears the Lakers will sit tight. According to reports, the Lakers are unwillingly to include any of their young core in trade discussions.

The Lakers have basically nothing else to offer than their young, developing stars. It’s probably the right decision to continue to build the young core around first year head coach Luke Walton. However, Laker fans will have to be patient for at least another year.

Lakers Nation News

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Lakers News

Lakers can’t slow down the Spurs and fall, 134-94 – LA Times

Ivica Zubac pursues his dream far away from home – LA Times

Lakers podcast: Mid-term grades are in – LA Daily News

NBA trade rumors: Lakers have no plans to trade young core that has scouts raving – Sporting News

Report: Lakers interested in Millsap, Noel, but refusing to trade young players – CBS Sports

Luke Walton says Lamar Odom ‘would be great’ on Lakers coaching staff – Fox Sports

NBA News

NBA tapping into growing Mexican market – USA Today

NBA to mull pressing throttle on games’ endings – ESPN

Which college point guard do NBA execs like best? – ESPN

Iverson among ex-NBAers to join 3-on-3 league – ESPN

James leads all-star ballotting in NBA with over a million votes – Yahoo! Sports

The NBA Refs Union Is Going To War With Mark Cuban – Deadspin

NBA Trade Rumors: Hassan Whiteside on the block? A look at Heat big man’s value – CBS Sports

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