The Los Angeles Lakers are in a funk. After Monday night’s second half collapse to the Sacramento Kings, the Lakers have now lost seven consecutive games and sit seven games under .500. After starting out the season so well, the Lakers have regressed immensely. Although, some of that can be attributed to the team suffering a rash of injuries.
The Lakers are still not out of the playoff race but need to start putting together some wins if they hope to stay relevant as we enter 2017. One way for the Lakers to jump back into the playoff consideration would be a trade. However, there aren’t many players that are rumored to be on the market.
One of those players, DeMarcus Cousins, told ESPN last week that he does not believe the Kings will trade him this season. Cousins has been constantly named in trade rumors regarding the Lakers. Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like the former Kentucky Wildcat will be joining the purple and gold anytime soon.
Lakers Nation News
Julius Randle ‘bringing that edge’ to post-Kobe Lakers – Yahoo! Sports
Why the Lakers apparently passed on drafting Kristaps Porzingis – CBS Sports
Coach Luke Walton Explains Lakers’ Awful Defense – NBC
Five takeaways from the Lakers’ 118-112 loss to the Knicks – LA Times
Phil Jackson advising Lakers coach in possible sign of bolt – NY Post
NBA rumors: Latest news on injuries, contracts, more – Sports Illustrated
LeBron James, Marc Gasol named Players of the Week – NBA.com
New NBA CBA Will Likely See Players Having Upperhand In Basketball Related Income – Forbes
Introducing Cost Per Win and the list of most valuable NBA free-agent signings – Yahoo! Sports
NBA trade rumors: Celtics, Blazers among possible destinations for Andrew Bogut – CBS Sports