NBA Trade Rumors: Exploring three bold ways the Los Angeles Lakers can acquire Zach LaVine.
Through the first few weeks of the 2023-24 NBA season, the Los Angeles Lakers have been pretty much what many expected. They’re 6-5 and have been pretty inconsistent. Despite the greatness of LeBron James and Anthony Davis, the Lakers still very much look like a team that is a star-level addition away from truly competing for an NBA Championship this season. Especially with how the Boston Celtics and Denver Nuggets have looked thus far.
The good news for the Lakers is that a lifeline may have just been dropped on their laps. According to recent reports, Zach LaVine could be on the trade block soon. If the Chicago Bulls don’t turn things around quickly, it seems as if he’s going to be shopped ahead of the NBA Trade Deadline. Naturally, the Lakers are expected to be one of the potential landing spots.
Why a trade for Zach LaVine could be tricky for the Los Angeles Lakers
However, a trade for LaVine could be easier said than done. Because of the hefty contracts that the Lakers have on their roster, the front office would likely have to get creative in order to get a deal done.
If the Lakers are set on finding a path toward a deal, there are possible paths. Let’s explore three bold proposals that could help the Lakers land LaVine as their final piece of the puzzle.