Lakers News And Rumors Recap: Trade Rumors Heating Up As Deadline Nears

With the NBA All-Star weekend wrapped up, the Lakers are in dire need of adjustments. The team is preparing for the second half of the season, but some players may be on the trading block as Thursday’s deadline approaches. The Lakers are currently in the rumor mill of the NBA as of late and today is no different.

In the most recent reports, Lakers power forward Jordan Hill has been in trade talks with the Brooklyn Nets. Hill would fill in for the Nets’ disabled player’s exception for starting center Brook Lopez. The discussion of this trade will keep Hill’s salary off the books, so the Lakers will continue to pursue this trade even without getting anything in return.

Also, Steve Blake has been brought up in a rumor for a possible trade to the Golden State Warriors. Blake is currently one of the only active point guards on the roster and making such a move to the lineup would help the Lakers shed more money to get under the luxury tax for next season.

Along with Gasol on the trade block as well, the Lakers will continue to look for the right situation before the trade deadline hits on February 20th.

Lakers Nation News

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Lakers News

Ex-Lakers guard Kareem Rush says he hasn’t retired from NBA just yet – LA Times

Kobe Bryant says recovery is ‘coming slowly’ – LA Times

NBA Trade Rumors: Lakers GM says things are quiet – Fansided

NBA Trade Rumors: Suns can make best offer to Lakers for Pau Gasol? – Fansided

Trade deadline: Pau Gasol, Eric Gordon, others to watch as the day approaches – Sporting News

NBA News

Watch: Kyrie Irving, youngest All-Star MVP in history – SB Nation

NBA power rankings 2014: Thunder on top at All-Star break – SB Nation

Report: Nets, Cavaliers talking Jarrett Jack for Jason Terry swap – Pro Basketball Talk

Report: Knicks interested in trade for Hawks’ Jeff Teague – Pro Basketball Talk

Report: OKC hopeful Russell Westbrook will play in Feb. 20 matchup with Miami – Pro Basketball Talk

The Ultimate Michael Jordan Birthday Tribute – Bleacher Report

In Australia with Dante Exum: Life as a Top NBA Prospect, Outside the Spotlight – Bleacher Report
VIDEO: Here’s What Kobe Bryant Had To Say Sunday About Not Being Included In The Lakers Off-Season Moves

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