Rumors about a Los Angeles Lakers trade inundated basketball circles recently, with general manager Mitch Kupchak looking to strengthen his team before the Western Conference regular-season battle. Are the Lakers going to lose power forward Julius Randle? Or is Nick Young going to be given the boot? Read on to find out more.
Randle, the all time Lakers highest draft pitch, injured his right tibia in his first match of the 2014-15 season. And though the rookie talent showed some serious skills in the short time he was on court, rumor has it that Lakers coach Bryan Scott, might be looking to trade him for the more experienced talent, Markieff Morris.
Morris, who has been on bitter terms with this teammates in the Phoenix Suns after the trading out of his twin brother by the team, may be looking for just such an opportunity to change sides.
However, the trade is unlikely to happen, since the Lakers would rather keep their cap clear to get two new players next season, Yibada reported recently.
But the trade that is likely to happen is that of Nick Young for Charlotte Hornets small forward, Marvin Williams. Young already has a ragged relationship with coach Bryant Scott, and acquiring the 6 foot 9 inch Williams will enable the Lakers to take on the bigger wing players.
It is worth noting however, that Young’s career average of 12.3 points per game is entirely better than Williams, who is at 10.4. Williams though, has better stats in both stealing and blocking the ball, and thus would make an invaluable addition to the Lakers roster.
It is also worth noting that Young has three more years left on his four year, $21.5 million contract. Williams, on the other hand, has a year left with the Hornets, and thus is worth only $7 million, so this decision would make financial sense of for the Lakers as well.
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