Lakers Rumors: Analyzing Buzz on Possible Nick Young, Roy Hibbert Trades

While the Los Angeles Lakers haven't been able to attract a marquee free agent this offseason, they've made a few moves to set themselves up for success in the future. And they may not be done just yet.

The Lakers are in a bit of a tough position. They can't simply blow the team up and start from scratch because Kobe Bryant would surely never allow it. But even signing Kevin Love or LaMarcus Aldridge or acquiring DeMarcus Cousins would've made playoff contention a tall order next year.

Los Angeles is pretty much treading water until Bryant retires.

At least things won't be as bad as last year, and the trio of Julius Randle, D'Angelo Russell and Jordan Clarkson will be fun to watch in 2015-16.

As the Lakers look to finish up their summer business, these two trades will be worth following.


Nick Young Possibly on the Way Out

The writing was pretty much on the wall when the Lakers agreed to a three-year, $21 million deal with Lou Williams, per Mike Bresnahan of the Los Angeles Times feels the likely signing is almost a do-over with regard to adding Nick Young a few years ago:

Not to mention there's almost no way Williams, Bryant and Young can share one basketball given their affinity for shooting. Putting them together would be a recipe for disaster in the eyes of's John Schuhmann:

The most expendable of the three is Swaggy P, and Yahoo Sports' Marc J. Spears and Adrian Wojnarowski reported Los Angeles is exploring its options regarding a trade.

As much fun as it has been watching Young in L.A., dealing him to another team makes sense for the Lakers. Doing so would eliminate a possible lineup headache for head coach Byron Scott and free up cap space and/or potentially bring the Lakers back an asset.

Young is never going to change. Sometimes, he'll have nights when everythi...

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