The recent NBA trade rumors about the Los Angeles Lakers is about their approach to trade few players to gain more assets that could help in facing the upcoming season with more confidence. The rumors suggested that the Lakers has been looking to trade their summer acquisitions Roy Hibbert, Lou Williams, and Brandon Bass. Read on to get more details.
The Los Angeles Lakers has been dealing with a troubled season after their 2-11 win-loss record. According to Boston Globe, the Lakers are hoping to trade their center Roy Hibbert, point guard Lou Williams, and power forward Brandon Bass for assets that could help the team get ready for the next season.
Based on a report from Yibada, Bass gets only limited chances to play on the court, while Williams has yet to prove his scoring abilities. Hibbert has been more efficient when compared to the three players. However, he is “still trying to rediscover himself” in the team.
Byron Scott, the head coach of the LA Lakers, has been patient with the three new players, especially with Williams. Scott expects Williams to show immediate improvement on the team’s offense. Moreover, Scott knows that Williams has the ability to “create opportunities for himself,” reported LA Daily News.
The money that the Lakers spends on the summer acquisitions Bass, Hibbert, and Williams are considerably more than what the players have been paid before. However, the players performances does not go well with the salaries they get. Hence, the team could consider trading the three players. Even though trading them would not guarantee to solve the Lakers’ struggles, it could help rebuild the team with good chemistry.
The Los Angeles Lakers are definitely facing a trouble season. The performances of Roy Hibbert, Lou Williams and Brandon Bass did not satisfy the Lakers’ expectations, and hence they might consider trading them to form a more powerful team. However, it is still doubtful whether the team would give up the three players. Moreover, there is no official confirmation for the trade.
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