As a general rule, NBA teams make trades on the basis of need. With that said, good luck applying that rule to either the Los Angeles Lakers or the Brooklyn Nets.
The Lakers have too many needs to count. Their 2021-22 season was a disaster. In spite of rostering LeBron James, Anthony Davis, and Russell Westbrook, this team won 34 games.
They have a lot of needs, but improved floor spacing would be the most significant one. On the other hand, there’s no telling what the Brooklyn Nets will need next season. After all, there’s no telling who they’ll have on their roster.
In case you’ve been living under a rock, Kevin Durant requested a trade. Meanwhile, Kyrie Irving may be on the move also.
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With that said, this team is light on draft capital. They could stand to acquire some no matter who’s on the team in 2022-23.
Here’s a trade that has them getting some from the Lakers – in return for some floor spacing, of course.