The Los Angeles Lakers figure to be players come the NBA’s trade deadline, even if they don’t move Pau Gasol. With other available parts like Chris Kaman or Jordan Hill, one would assume the Lakers will do something.
There’s far less certainty, however, on what the Lakers will do heading into the Feb. 20 trade deadline, which Kupchak described as “pretty quiet.”
“If you’re asking me if we’ll pick up somebody that will help us this year, I think that’s probably not the approach we’re taking,” Kupchak said.
Of course, just because it’s ‘quiet’ right now doesn’t mean things won’t get loud in the next 24-48 hours as teams rush to make a final trade before the hourglass runs out of sand.
It is a little odd Kupchak wouldn’t lie and suggest the team has been flooded with offers, just in an attempt to raise the price of his available talent though.