The Los Angeles Lakers figure to players come February’s NBA trade deadline, though that doesn’t necessarily mean they’ll be trading Pau Gasol who has reportedly seen his value ‘plummet’.
That said – the Lakers still need to make some roster moves which could include the addition of an ‘athletic power forward’, this according to CBS Sports:
The Lakers are combing the trade market for an athletic power forward who fits Mike D’Antoni‘s system, though it isn’t clear how high they’re aiming.
Of course, the Lakers aren’t the only team in the NBA coveting such a talent so they’d certainly have competition to acquire such.
They do have the luxury of Gasol’s lucrative and expiring contract, but they lack youth. That would likely force the Lakers to part with their upcoming first round draft pick in addition to Gasol if they were to acquire such a player, though the odds currently seem to stack against such.
No players were specifically mentioned by name, so it’s not known who the Lakers currently have their eye on.