What You Need To Know About Every Lakers Trade Rumor

USA TODAY SportsDecember 15th, one of the key dates on the NBA calendar, has come and gone. The day is significant because it marks the first day players who signed contracts this past summer with new teams are eligible to be traded. In a league in which incoming and outgoing salaries involved in most trades need to be within reach of each other, the increase in the number of players who are now eligible can only help to facilitate trades. What this also means is ESPN’s Trade Machine should start quadrupling in traffic as fans of every team try to figure out ways to unload their most undesirable players for the same reason no other team would want to trade for them in the first place.

While there hasn’t been a shortage of Lakers trade rumors in light of the team’s lackluster start, there has been a lack of logic amongst fans and writers when it comes to either potential trading partners or targets. As a result, I’ve created a checklist that you’re welcome to use as a reference before believing all those Chris Broussard rumors he likes to attribute to “sources close to the situation” or before sending your trade ideas to either your friends or your favorite writers.

Teams Don’t Want Your Player For The Same Reason You Want To See Him Traded

This is very important and yet seems to be the most forgotten rule when it comes to fans and their trade fantasies. You think Devin Ebanks sucks? Guess what? There’s a good chance that most GMs do too. Ebanks will only be included in a trade if his salary is needed to make it happen. In other words, please stop sending me trade ideas that involve Ebanks being traded straight up for anyone good.

It should also be noted that Ebanks and Darius Morris, who both signed one year deals this past summer, would have to approve any trade because they’d be surrendering their Bird Rights (For more information on this, read Larry Coon’s CBA FAQ #97).

However, exceptions can be made for players who actually have talent, like Pau Gasol. Let’s say you want to see Pau Gasol traded. If it’s because you think he’s washed up, take that into consideration. Don’t tell me he stinks and in the same breath tell me the Lakers should trade him for Chris Bosh. There’s about a zero percent chance that you know something about a player that every GM doesn’t already know.

Teams Who Are Rebuilding Don’t Want Your Trash Unless It Can Help Them

I know Gasol isn’t exactly trash but this is a big one in light of the fact he only has one guaranteed year left on his deal. Just ask yourself, who would trade for the right to pay Gasol $19.3 million in 2013-14 and why?

There aren’t a lot of possibilities as to why a team would trade for Pau. Perhaps a team thinks he could make them a contender and would consider re-signing him when he becomes a free agent after next season. Maybe they’re looking to accelerate a rebuilding plan by moving contracts expiring after his. Or maybe they would acquire him with the plan to trade him again once his value increases.

—- Show off your team pride with your own Lakers Nation t-shirt! —-

If a team like the Atlanta Hawks is on pace to have a large amount of cap space next summer, would they forfeit the cap space to acquire Dwight Howard long-term by acquiring someone like Pau, who is not only expensive, but will also turn 33 before the start of next season?

If you can’t answer yes to any of those questions, you should probably go back to the drawing board.

Conference Rivals Rarely Make Trades With Each Other 

This is one that doesn’t get taken into consideration nearly as much as it should. The Lakers and Suns have made nine trades in the last 40 years and only four of those were made after 1976. The Steve Nash trade was really just a favor so that Nash wouldn’t be far from his kids who still live in Phoenix. So don’t anticipate the two sides making another deal for quite some time. In other words, Marcin Gortat will not be a Laker any time soon.

Three names that Lakers fans love to tell me they should be targeting are LaMarcus Aldridge, Paul Millsap, and DeMarcus Cousins. Cool story, bros. The Lakers and Blazers haven’t made a trade since October 8, 1980. The last time the Lakers and Jazz made a trade was October 25, 1979 — four months after they drafted Magic Johnson. And the last time the Lakers and Kings made a trade the Kings were still in Kansas City.

Get the point?

Next Page: Multi-Team Trades & Importance of Draft Picks

I just want to tell you that I am all new to blogging and actually enjoyed this website. Almost certainly I’m want to bookmark your website . You absolutely have awesome articles and reviews. Cheers for sharing with us your webpage.

  • I am usually to blog writing as well as i really value your web content. The article has truly peaks my passion. I am going to bookmark your site and also maintain checking for brand-new info.

  • I found your blog website on google as well as check a few of your early messages. Remain to keep up the excellent operate. I simply extra up your RSS feed to my MSN Information Viewers. Seeking onward to finding out more from you later on!?

  • When I originally commented I clicked the -Alert me when brand-new comments are included- checkbox and now each time a comment is included I obtain 4 e-mails with the exact same comment. Is there any way you can remove me from that solution? Thanks!

  • I was very delighted to locate this web-site. I wished to many thanks for your time for this fantastic read!! I definitely enjoying every little of it and I have you bookmarked to take a look at brand-new things you post.

  • Hi, I do believe this is an excellent website. I stumbledupon it 😉 I’m going to come back yet again since i have bookmarked it. Money and freedom is the best way to change, may you be rich and continue to help other people.

  • I was extremely pleased to find this page. I want to to thank you for ones time just for this wonderful read!! I definitely really liked every part of it and i also have you book-marked to check out new information on your web site.

  • This is a really good tip particularly to those new to the blogosphere. Brief but very precise information… Thank you for sharing this one. A must read article!

  • I’m impressed, I have to admit. Seldom do I come across a blog that’s equally educative and interesting, and without a doubt, you’ve hit the nail on the head. The issue is something which too few men and women are speaking intelligently about. Now i’m very happy I found this in my search for something concerning this.

  • I must thank you for the efforts you have put in penning this site. I really hope to view the same high-grade content from you later on as well. In truth, your creative writing abilities has inspired me to get my own site now 😉

  • Good post. I learn something new and challenging on websites I stumbleupon on a daily basis. It’s always exciting to read through articles from other authors and use something from their sites.

  • After exploring a number of the blog posts on your web site, I truly appreciate your way of blogging. I added it to my bookmark website list and will be checking back soon. Take a look at my web site as well and let me know your opinion.

  • Howdy! This blog post couldn’t be written any better! Reading through this post reminds me of my previous roommate! He continually kept talking about this. I will send this article to him. Pretty sure he will have a very good read. Thanks for sharing!

  • I was very delighted to discover this web-site. I intended to thanks for your time for this wonderful read!! I absolutely taking pleasure in every little of it and I have you bookmarked to take a look at brand-new things you blog post.

  • Hi! I could have sworn I’ve been to your blog before but after going through many of the articles I realized it’s new to me. Anyhow, I’m definitely happy I stumbled upon it and I’ll be book-marking it and checking back often!

  • After looking at a number of the articles on your website, I really appreciate your way of writing a blog. I book marked it to my bookmark site list and will be checking back soon. Please visit my website as well and let me know how you feel.

  • An outstanding share! I’ve just forwarded this onto a colleague who has been conducting a little research on this. And he in fact bought me lunch because I discovered it for him… lol. So let me reword this…. Thank YOU for the meal!! But yeah, thanx for spending the time to discuss this subject here on your web site.

  • I blog often and I really thank you for your content. Your article has truly peaked my interest. I will book mark your site and keep checking for new information about once per week. I subscribed to your RSS feed as well.

  • I’m excited to uncover this page. I need to to thank you for ones time just for this fantastic read!! I definitely enjoyed every bit of it and i also have you book-marked to check out new stuff on your web site.

  • Can I simply say what a comfort to uncover someone who really knows what they are talking about on the web. You certainly know how to bring an issue to light and make it important. More people should look at this and understand this side of the story. It’s surprising you are not more popular given that you certainly have the gift.

  • I?m amazed, I need to claim. Actually rarely do I run into a blog that?s both informative and amusing, and also let me inform you, you have actually hit the nail on the head. Your concept is impressive; the concern is something that insufficient individuals are talking smartly around. I am really satisfied that I came across this in my look for something associating with this.

  • I really love your site.. Great colors & theme. Did you develop this amazing site yourself? Please reply back as I’m planning to create my own website and would love to learn where you got this from or just what the theme is called. Appreciate it!

  • I’m impressed, I have to admit. Seldom do I come across a blog that’s both equally educative and amusing, and let me tell you, you have hit the nail on the head. The problem is something which not enough people are speaking intelligently about. I am very happy I found this during my hunt for something relating to this.

  • Right here is the perfect webpage for anybody who really wants to find out about this topic. You know so much its almost hard to argue with you (not that I actually will need to…HaHa). You certainly put a new spin on a topic which has been written about for ages. Wonderful stuff, just wonderful!

  • I’m impressed, I have to admit. Rarely do I encounter a blog that’s both educative and engaging, and let me tell you, you have hit the nail on the head. The problem is something which not enough men and women are speaking intelligently about. Now i’m very happy I came across this during my hunt for something regarding this.

  • The very next time I read a blog, Hopefully it doesn’t fail me just as much as this one. I mean, Yes, it was my choice to read, nonetheless I genuinely believed you would probably have something helpful to say. All I hear is a bunch of moaning about something that you could fix if you weren’t too busy looking for attention.

  • Hi, I do think this is a great website. I stumbledupon it 😉 I will come back yet again since i have bookmarked it. Money and freedom is the best way to change, may you be rich and continue to help other people.

  • I’m pretty pleased to discover this website. I want to to thank you for your time due to this wonderful read!! I definitely enjoyed every bit of it and i also have you book marked to look at new things in your website.

  • Your style is very unique compared to other folks I have read stuff from. Thank you for posting when you have the opportunity, Guess I’ll just book mark this page.

  • I’m amazed, I have to admit. Rarely do I come across a blog that’s equally educative and amusing, and let me tell you, you’ve hit the nail on the head. The issue is something too few people are speaking intelligently about. I’m very happy I found this in my search for something regarding this.

  • After checking out a number of the blog articles on your site, I really like your way of blogging. I bookmarked it to my bookmark site list and will be checking back in the near future. Take a look at my web site too and let me know how you feel.

  • Greetings! Very helpful advice in this particular post! It’s the little changes that will make the most important changes. Many thanks for sharing!

  • Hi, I do believe this is a great web site. I stumbledupon it 😉 I am going to revisit once again since I book-marked it. Money and freedom is the best way to change, may you be rich and continue to guide others.

  • Can I simply just say what a relief to uncover somebody who truly knows what they’re talking about on the net. You actually understand how to bring a problem to light and make it important. More and more people really need to check this out and understand this side of the story. It’s surprising you’re not more popular given that you most certainly have the gift.

  • After I originally commented I seem to have clicked the -Notify me when new comments are added- checkbox and from now on each time a comment is added I receive four emails with the exact same comment. Perhaps there is a means you can remove me from that service? Many thanks!

  • Hi, There’s no doubt that your site could be having internet browser compatibility issues. When I take a look at your site in Safari, it looks fine however when opening in Internet Explorer, it has some overlapping issues. I just wanted to provide you with a quick heads up! Aside from that, excellent website!

  • I would like to thank you for the efforts you’ve put in writing this blog. I’m hoping to view the same high-grade blog posts from you in the future as well. In fact, your creative writing abilities has motivated me to get my very own blog now 😉

  • The next time I read a blog site, I hope that it does not dissatisfy me as much as this one. I mean, I understand it was my option to review, however I in fact thought youd have something interesting to claim. All I hear is a number of whimpering about something that you could take care of if you werent as well busy looking for interest.

  • Nice post. I learn something totally new and challenging on websites I stumbleupon every day. It’s always helpful to read articles from other authors and practice something from their sites.

  • You are so cool! I do not suppose I have read something like that before. So good to discover someone with unique thoughts on this issue. Really.. many thanks for starting this up. This web site is something that is required on the internet, someone with a bit of originality!

  • Your style is really unique compared to other people I’ve read stuff from. Thank you for posting when you have the opportunity, Guess I will just bookmark this blog.

  • Hello! I could have sworn I’ve been to this blog before but after going through many of the articles I realized it’s new to me. Nonetheless, I’m definitely pleased I found it and I’ll be book-marking it and checking back often!

  • Howdy! I just want to give you a huge thumbs up for your great information you’ve got here on this post. I will be coming back to your web site for more soon.

  • I need to to thank you for this good read!! I certainly loved every little bit of it. I’ve got you book-marked to look at new stuff you post…

  • Way cool! Some very valid points! I appreciate you writing this article and also the rest of the site is also very good.

  • Having read this I thought it was rather enlightening. I appreciate you taking the time and energy to put this information together. I once again find myself spending a lot of time both reading and leaving comments. But so what, it was still worth it!

  • Everything is very open with a really clear explanation of the issues. It was truly informative. Your website is extremely helpful. Many thanks for sharing!

  • I truly love your website.. Pleasant colors & theme. Did you build this site yourself? Please reply back as I’m attempting to create my own personal site and would like to learn where you got this from or just what the theme is named. Appreciate it!

  • Right here is the perfect blog for anybody who wishes to understand this topic. You understand a whole lot its almost hard to argue with you (not that I personally will need to…HaHa). You certainly put a fresh spin on a topic which has been written about for years. Wonderful stuff, just excellent!

  • May I simply just say what a relief to uncover somebody that genuinely knows what they are discussing online. You actually realize how to bring an issue to light and make it important. A lot more people really need to check this out and understand this side of your story. I was surprised that you aren’t more popular because you surely have the gift.

  • A fascinating discussion is definitely worth comment. I do believe that you should publish more about this topic, it may not be a taboo subject but generally people don’t discuss such issues. To the next! Cheers!!

  • I?m pleased, I must claim. Truly hardly ever do I run into a blog that?s both enlightening and amusing, and let me tell you, you have actually struck the nail on the head. Your concept is superior; the concern is something that not enough individuals are talking intelligently around. I am extremely pleased that I came across this in my search for something relating to this.

  • Hello! I could have sworn I’ve visited this web site before but after looking at a few of the articles I realized it’s new to me. Anyhow, I’m definitely happy I stumbled upon it and I’ll be book-marking it and checking back often!

  • Excellent site you have got here.. It’s hard to find excellent writing like yours these days. I truly appreciate individuals like you! Take care!!

  • I seriously love your site.. Great colors & theme. Did you make this web site yourself? Please reply back as I’m wanting to create my very own blog and want to learn where you got this from or what the theme is called. Thank you!

  • Hello, I think your blog might be having browser compatibility problems. Whenever I look at your web site in Safari, it looks fine however when opening in I.E., it’s got some overlapping issues. I just wanted to provide you with a quick heads up! Other than that, great site!

  • When I originally commented I clicked the -Alert me when brand-new remarks are added- checkbox as well as currently each time a remark is included I obtain four emails with the same remark. Is there any way you can remove me from that service? Thanks!

  • I’m amazed, I have to admit. Seldom do I come across a blog that’s equally educative and interesting, and without a doubt, you have hit the nail on the head. The problem is something that too few men and women are speaking intelligently about. Now i’m very happy I came across this during my search for something relating to this.

  • After going over a handful of the blog articles on your web site, I honestly like your way of blogging. I book-marked it to my bookmark website list and will be checking back in the near future. Please visit my website too and tell me how you feel.

  • Right here is the right website for anyone who really wants to find out about this topic. You understand a whole lot its almost tough to argue with you (not that I personally will need to…HaHa). You definitely put a brand new spin on a topic that has been discussed for ages. Wonderful stuff, just wonderful!

  • A motivating discussion is definitely worth comment. I believe that you ought to publish more about this subject, it might not be a taboo subject but generally people do not speak about such issues. To the next! Best wishes!!

  • I really like looking through an article that will make men and women think. Also, many thanks for allowing for me to comment!

  • Hi there! I just would like to give you a huge thumbs up for the great information you’ve got right here on this post. I am returning to your site for more soon.

  • You’re so awesome! I do not believe I’ve truly read a single thing like that before. So nice to discover somebody with a few genuine thoughts on this issue. Seriously.. thanks for starting this up. This web site is one thing that is required on the web, someone with some originality!

  • After I initially left a comment I seem to have clicked on the -Notify me when new comments are added- checkbox and from now on each time a comment is added I receive four emails with the exact same comment. There has to be a way you are able to remove me from that service? Cheers!

  • Way cool! Some extremely valid points! I appreciate you writing this write-up and the rest of the site is also really good.

  • After I originally left a comment I seem to have clicked the -Notify me when new comments are added- checkbox and from now on whenever a comment is added I recieve four emails with the same comment. Is there a way you can remove me from that service? Many thanks!

  • I must thank you for the efforts you have put in writing this blog. I am hoping to see the same high-grade blog posts from you in the future as well. In truth, your creative writing abilities has inspired me to get my very own site now 😉

  • An intriguing discussion is definitely worth comment. There’s no doubt that that you ought to publish more on this subject, it may not be a taboo subject but usually people do not discuss these topics. To the next! All the best!!

  • I needed to thank you for this fantastic read!! I definitely loved every little bit of it. I have you saved as a favorite to check out new stuff you post…

  • A fascinating discussion is worth comment. There’s no doubt that that you need to write more about this issue, it may not be a taboo subject but typically people do not discuss such subjects. To the next! Kind regards!!

  • Hi there! I could have sworn I’ve been to this site before but after going through some of the articles I realized it’s new to me. Anyhow, I’m definitely delighted I came across it and I’ll be book-marking it and checking back regularly!

  • I’d like to thank you for the efforts you’ve put in penning this blog. I am hoping to view the same high-grade content by you in the future as well. In fact, your creative writing abilities has motivated me to get my very own website now 😉

  • You are so interesting! I do not think I have read through a single thing like this before. So great to discover another person with a few original thoughts on this issue. Really.. thanks for starting this up. This web site is something that is needed on the internet, someone with a bit of originality!

  • You’re so awesome! I do not suppose I have read something like that before. So great to discover someone with genuine thoughts on this topic. Seriously.. thanks for starting this up. This web site is something that is required on the internet, someone with a little originality!

  • Oh my goodness! Incredible article dude! Many thanks, However I am experiencing difficulties with your RSS. I don’t understand the reason why I am unable to join it. Is there anybody else having identical RSS issues? Anyone who knows the answer can you kindly respond? Thanx!!

  • Howdy! I could have sworn I’ve visited this blog before but after browsing through some of the posts I realized it’s new to me. Regardless, I’m certainly delighted I came across it and I’ll be book-marking it and checking back frequently!

  • Hi, I do think this is a great blog. I stumbledupon it 😉 I may come back once again since i have book marked it. Money and freedom is the greatest way to change, may you be rich and continue to guide others.

  • Oh my goodness! Incredible article dude! Many thanks, However I am experiencing issues with your RSS. I don’t know why I am unable to subscribe to it. Is there anybody getting the same RSS issues? Anyone who knows the answer will you kindly respond? Thanks!!

  • Your style is very unique in comparison to other people I’ve read stuff from. Many thanks for posting when you’ve got the opportunity, Guess I will just book mark this blog.

  • The next time I read a blog, I hope that it does not fail me just as much as this particular one. I mean, Yes, it was my choice to read through, but I really thought you would have something useful to say. All I hear is a bunch of whining about something you can fix if you weren’t too busy looking for attention.

  • I truly love your website.. Pleasant colors & theme. Did you make this amazing site yourself? Please reply back as I’m attempting to create my own personal site and would like to learn where you got this from or just what the theme is called. Kudos!

  • I am often to blog writing and also i truly appreciate your material. The post has really peaks my rate of interest. I am going to bookmark your website and maintain checking for brand-new information.

  • Everything is very open with a really clear description of the issues. It was definitely informative. Your site is extremely helpful. Many thanks for sharing!

  • This internet site is truly a walk-through for every one of the details you wanted about this as well as didn?t recognize that to ask. Look here, and you?ll absolutely discover it.

  • Hello, I believe your web site could be having internet browser compatibility issues. When I take a look at your web site in Safari, it looks fine however when opening in I.E., it has some overlapping issues. I just wanted to give you a quick heads up! Apart from that, fantastic blog!

  • Hi! I could have sworn I’ve been to your blog before but after looking at many of the posts I realized it’s new to me. Regardless, I’m certainly pleased I discovered it and I’ll be book-marking it and checking back often!

  • Hey, I think your blog might be having browser compatibility issues. When I look at your blog site in Safari, it looks fine but when opening in Internet Explorer, it has some overlapping. I just wanted to give you a quick heads up! Other then that, very good blog!

  • I was really delighted to find this web-site. I wanted to many thanks for your time for this wonderful read!! I definitely taking pleasure in every bit of it and also I have you bookmarked to take a look at brand-new stuff you blog post.

  • You made some decent points there. I checked on the internet to learn more about the issue and found most individuals will go along with your views on this site.

  • This is a very good tip particularly to those fresh to the blogosphere. Simple but very accurate info… Appreciate your sharing this one. A must read post!

  • This is the perfect site for everyone who wants to find out about this topic. You know so much its almost tough to argue with you (not that I personally will need to…HaHa). You certainly put a new spin on a topic which has been written about for decades. Great stuff, just excellent!

  • Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published.