Lakers Rumors: Highlighting Whispers of Brook Lopez Trade Interest and More

Despite having already lost over 30 games this season, the Los Angeles Lakers are the talk of the NBA.

Many are wondering what roster moves the Lakers will make this season. The trade deadline is less than a month away, and as Nick Young told the media, next offseason's free-agency period is critical for the franchise.

“It’s tough, but I know it’s going to get better,” Young said, per Mark Medina of the Los Angeles Daily News. “This offseason is going to be big for us. It’s going to work out.”

A mix of the now and future takes center stage as the Lakers seem to have their toes in the water on the current market while also looking ahead to the offseason. 

What could be is certainly a much better topic than what currently is.


The Brook Lopez Pursuit

Brook Lopez remains one of the hottest names on the market as the Brooklyn Nets hunt for a salary dump and potentially a bit in return.

Believe it or not, the Lakers have some interest, according to Yahoo Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski:

Money is not really a thing when it comes to the Lakers, but Lopez's $16.7 million cap hit in 2015, per Spotrac, does seem a bit steep.

Despite standing at 7'0" and 275 pounds, Lopez averages just 15.2 points, 6.2 rebounds and 1.7 blocks per game. He is also a strange fit for a team that seemingly is rebuilding with youth, although Lopez's veteran experience could help along younger players like Julius Randle.

Wojnarowski does make it seem that teams interested in Lopez did not offer enough just yet, which may leave an opening for a Lakers squad that does not have a ton of tradeable assets in the first place.

Perhaps further helping the Lakers in their pursuit of Lopez is an underrated element: Lopez spent some of his youth in North Hollywood and went to college...

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