Lakers Rumors: Examining Latest Nick Young Trade Gossip and More

The Los Angeles Lakers' offseason didn't exactly begin according to plan. The team set its sights on several big-ticket free agents and pretty much whiffed on every single one of them. Things certainly appeared bleak for a team coming off a 21-win season, but lately, we've begun to see some light at the end of the tunnel.

In a dramatic turn of events, the Lakers traded for Roy Hibbert, signed veterans Lou Williams and Brandon Bass, as well as rookies D'Angelo Russell, Anthony Brown and Larry Nance Jr. All of a sudden, the team's roster began to accumulate something that had been missing for several previous seasons—depth.

Despite those signings, the Lakers aren't done yet.

General manager Mitch Kupchak is still looking to make moves, and not all of them are to bring players to Los Angeles. According to a report from Marc J. Spears and Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports, the team had previously been attempting to offload a few players in a cap-saving move:

"The Lakers are exploring trades for Young, Ryan Kelly and Robert Sacre. Sacre and/or Kelly are possibilities to go to Pacers, sources said."

Neither Sacre or Kelly went to the Indiana Pacers, as the team acquired a second-round pick for Hibbert. As for Young, there was a rumor floating around that he would be packaged with Jordan Hill in a trade to the Chicago Bulls, but a tweet from Ryan Ward of shot that theory down:

Since then, Hill was plucked by the Pacers and nothing has come to fruition on the Young front. According to a new development, Young may not be going anywhere any time soon. Take a glance at this interesting tweet from Mike Bresnahan of the Los Angeles Times:

That is certainly something to keep an eye on, as Young's contract is worth $5.2 million this season—a big number for a team that is already over the cap limit, and a player who produced...

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