Lakers Rumors: Buzz Surrounding Goran Dragic, Possible No. 1 Draft Choice

The Los Angeles Lakers have been the talk of the NBA since the calendar changed to February. Despite a 13-40 record, the Lakers have clogged up the rumor mill with both trade and free-agent news just days ahead of the Feb. 19 trade deadline.

It's rare for a team as bad as the Lakers to be the talk of the league at this time in the year, especially given the lack of assets Los Angeles has to deal. Jeremy Lin is valuable, but he's expensive. Jordan Hill is hurt, likely limiting his market. Robert Sacre isn't a player teams will go out of their way to acquire. Wesley Johnson has a player-efficiency rating (PER) of 11.20, per ESPN.

There really isn't much left.

Naturally, this means the team will look ahead to next season, when Kobe Bryant returns from injury in what could be his final season in the Association. What will the team do to make itself a contender by this time next season? It all starts with this year's trade deadline, where unloading whatever possible is a must.

Below, you'll read about the latest chatter coming out of Hollywood.


Goran Dragic's Marc Stein reports that the Lakers are looking to address their gaping hole at point guard within the next few days: "The Houston Rockets and Los Angeles Lakers are among many teams expected to try to persuade the Phoenix Suns to part with star guard Goran Dragic before Thursday's NBA trade deadline, according to league sources."

Goran Dragic is a very good fit for the Lakers. He just isn't the best fit right now.

It's apparent that the talentless Lakers are in need of both a point guard and secondary scorer next to "The Black Mamba" (when he's healthy). But he isn't healthy right now. Dragic will run the show—which is usually fine.

The 28-year-old is averaging 16.2 points per game with the Suns this season, sho...

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