The Los Angeles Lakers are once again near the top of the Western Conference with a record of 21-7. They are not a team that needs to make another move but they were aggressive in the offseason and this could continue at the NBA trade deadline. If Los Angeles decides to go big, they could look to improve the point guard position even further.
In the offseason, the Lakers made a trade for Dennis Schroder because they knew they needed to put a dynamic point guard on the floor with LeBron James and Anthony Davis. Schroder is currently third on the team scoring 13.9 points per game.
Schroder joined LeBron James and Anthony Davis, who both signed contract extensions in the offseason. This is a team ready to compete for their second-straight championship and it could be solidified even further if they are aggressive at the NBA trade deadline.
The Indiana Pacers could be interesting trade partners. They are a team that has been in NBA trade rumors since the beginning of the offseason. Now that victor Oladipo is now gone, their sights could be somewhere else.
We have played around with the idea of Myles Turner being used as a trade piece and now Malcolm Brogdon is brought into the picture. At 14-14, the Pacers are in the middle of the pack in the Eastern Conference. They have been a postseason team for quite some time now but have been unable to take that next step.
This is where a trade could come into play. Let’s take a look at a potential deal between these two teams.