This Lakers-Pistons trade is centered on Wayne Ellington

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The Los Angeles Lakers are ready to compete for another championship. LeBron James is playing at an MVP level. Anthony Davis is going to be back from injury soon and the team will be ready to hit the postseason with a purpose. They were aggressive in the offseason and this could continue as we approach the NBA trade deadline.

If the Lakers are going to look for any help, it could be from the three-point line. They are currently shooting 35.5% from beyond the arc and this is an area that they could look to find some weapons.

In the offseason, Los Angeles added Dennis Schroder and Montrezl Harrell to the rotation. These moves have paid off right away and are looking legitimate. The Lakers have been linked to some big-name players at the NBA trade deadline but could look to make a smaller move for a shooting threat.

The Detroit Pistons could be the perfect trade partners. At 11-29, there is no doubt that Detroit is one of the worst teams in the league and could be selling at the NBA trade deadline. Wayne Ellington is a name to keep an eye on. He is shooting 42.4% from three-point range this season, which would help Los Angeles right away.

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The Pistons sent Derrick Rose to the New York Knicks earlier in the year and now Blake Griffin is with the Brooklyn Nets after agreeing to a buyout with the team. This is a chance for the overhaul to continue in Detroit.

Ellington would be an intriguing name on his way to Los Angeles. Let’s take a look and see how this deal might get done.