Lakers Rumors: Buzz Surrounding Goran Dragic Trade, Miles Plumlee and More

Life is bleak for Los Angeles Lakers fans right now. The team is 13-40 and has very little to look forward to in the short term on the court, lest it finds a way to make a major move at the trade deadline.

The Lakers have few assets to sell and little incentive to buy, as they need to finish in the league's bottom five in order to retain a protected first-round draft pick that could go to the Phoenix Suns as a result of the Steve Nash deal.

However, trade rumors abound regarding the Lakers, and wouldn't you know it, the Suns could be potential deadline partners should the latest chatter pan out.

Not all buzz is trade related, however, as the Lakers' plans this upcoming summer are in many ways just as intriguing as what may come to pass before the Thursday trade deadline.

Here is a look at some of the buzz surrounding the Lakers.


Goran Dragic and Miles Plumlee

It's become increasingly obvious that the Los Angeles Lakers would love to see Goran Dragic in purple and gold at some point.'s Marc Stein reported on Feb. 13 that the Lakers are willing to offer Dragic big money this offseason if/when he becomes a free agent:

The Lakers, meanwhile, also have coveted Dragic for some time and likewise are said to be intent on testing the Suns' resolve when it comes to their Slovenian point guard. Sources say L.A. plans to chase Dragic this summer anyway with an aggressive four-year offer that would be valued as high as an estimated $80 million if it approaches max-contract territory.

However, it appears the Lakers could have him much sooner than that. According to Yahoo Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski, Dragic's camp has let the Suns know that the Slovenian slasher doesn't plan to sign an extension this season:

This could force Phoenix's hand and pressure the team into trading him before the deadline or ris...

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