The Los Angeles Lakers are beginning to get banged up at this point in the season. They are still one of the top teams in the Western Conference and hope to be fully healthy for the playoffs. They have been aggressive over the last couple years and this could continue as we approach the NBA trade deadline.
Anthony Davis has missed sometime for Los Angeles with an injury. Recently, LeBron James suffered a high-ankle sprain that will keep him off the court for a few weeks. The regular season has never been a concern so the Lakers will try to get there duo ready for the postseason.
The ultimate goal is to win a championship. That was made clear when the Lakers added Montrezl Harrell and Dennis Schroder in free agency. They could continue to be aggressive at the NBA trade deadline in hopes of improving further.
This is where a trade with a Chicago Bulls could come into play. Chicago is one of the teams in an interesting position. They could choose to buy at the NBA trade deadline and add another impact player or sell some of their bigger names.
We have seen both Zach LaVine and Lauri Markkanen featured in NBA trade rumors but not this one. Garrett Temple would be the player on his way to Los Angeles in a deal such as this one.
Temple would give the Lakers another play maker. Let’s take a look at what a potential deal might look like between these two sides.