NBA Rumors: 3 Teams that desperately need to make a trade to reach new heights in 2023-24.
We may still be in the early stages of the 2023-24 NBA season but there are already several takeaways that we can gather through the first handful of games of the season. In this article, we’ll explore three teams that desperately need to make a trade and a few possible targets.
3 NBA teams that need a facelift via trade
Los Angeles Lakers
The Los Angeles Lakers can win games during the regular season against anybody, but even this early in the year it is clear they are going to struggle in a seven-game series against the Western Conference elites.
I think it is pretty clear they need to move on from D’Angelo Russell; every time he takes a shot LeBron James looks like he is going to throw up (due to how much he chooses to deviate from the organized offense).
If the Lakers do get to a point where they’re open to trading Russell, let’s dive into a few potential targets.
Jordan Poole – at first glance this sounds disgusting, but I think Poole would be a solid fit for this Lakers team. He gives them the option of playing off-ball when LeBron is on the floor and he can command the second unit and give it a scoring punch as well. The Lakers need some shooting and they would be able to get Poole plenty of open looks rather than expecting him to create his own shots.
Cole Anthony – Stuck down on the Magic depth chart, Anthony would probably welcome a change in scenery. He can shoot, create, and run for days, and would most likely come at a pretty cheap price. The Lakers need shooters and somebody to help that second unit – he does this.
Tyler Herro – This would only be logical if the Heat continue to struggle and decide to sell, but this would spell trouble for the rest of the West