3 Trades The Los Angeles Lakers Should Still Try To Make

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It takes two to tango. It just so happens that the same principle applies to NBA teams trying to make a trade.

Teams will have their preferred targets, but if they don’t have the assets to land them, it doesn’t mean much. Every team in the NBA would prefer to have Giannis Antetokounmpo on their roster, and only the Milwaukee Bucks have the means to make that a reality.

With that said, the Los Angeles Lakers are frequently tied to a lot of quality trade packages. Contrary to popular belief, they’ve got the means to make some interesting things happen – they’ll just have to part with their future to do so.

The Lakers can move draft picks from 2026 through to 2029. Furthermore, they have Russell Westbrook’s enormous, expiring contract to match salaries.

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Finally, Talen Horton-Tucker may still retain some trade value as a 21-year-old with potential.

If the Lakers are ready to throw caution to the wind in terms of their future, here are three trades they should still try to make.