The NBA trade rumors frequently revolves around the Los Angeles Lakers. The LA Lakers hopes for a better future as they are tanking the LSU Tigers Ben Simmons by next year.
It seemed that apportion of the Los Angeles Lakers struggles were due to Kobe Bryant’s poor shooting and mismanagement. Indeed, this has affected the development of the Lakers’ young core of talents.
A part of the Lakers’ struggle was due to the poor shooting of Kobe Bryant and mismanagement of Byron Scott. Scott revealed to ESPN‘s Baxter Holmes that he has no plans of benching Bryant. He even added that he would “never do that” and that it would not be an “option whatsoever.”
According to YIBADA, the Lakers might be tanking for this season to acquire the next year’s top prospect draft – LSU Tigers freshman Ben Simmons. Lakers are certainly moving towards the “NBA Draft Lottery in 2016,” and there is possibility for the team to get Simmons.
Hoops Habit reported that if the Lakers continue losing and if some magic takes place in this year’s draft, the team could have another top-prospect.
According to Real GM, a three-way trade involving the Lakers, Detroit Pistons and Memphis Grizzlies featuring Ryan Kelly, Lou Williams, and Nick Young would be possible.
Rumors further suggested that the Lakers would send Kelly, Williams, and Young to the Grizzlies and acquire Brandon Jennings from the Pistons. The Grizzlies would send Jeff Green to the Detroit, and acquire the three players from Lakers and 2nd round pick from the Pistons. The trade would prove to be advantageous for the Lakers if they are really tanking Simmons, giving them enough cap-space.
What do you think about the three-way trade possible between the Los Angeles Lakers, Detroit Pistons and Memphis Grizzlies involving Ryan Kelly, Lou Williams, and Nick Young, as well as the Lakers’ plan for tanking the LSU Tigers Ben Simmons? Sound off your thoughts in the comments section.
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