Lakers Rumors: Latest on Potential Nick Young Trade and More

For the Los Angeles Lakers, this has been a relatively low-key summer.

Although reports circulated regarding the team's interest in dealing for Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins, that brief pursuit amounted to little more than rumor-induced excitement for a hungry Purple and Gold fanbase.

However, that doesn't mean this offseason has been a total dud for the Lakers.

They added Ohio State point guard D'Angelo Russell with the second pick in the 2015 draft, while 2014 first-round pick Julius Randle is healthy and participating in summer league after fracturing his leg in last year's season opener.

They even upgraded the center position with a low-risk, high-reward trade.

"L.A. did make lemonade out of its free-agency lemons by trading a future second-round pick to the Indiana Pacers for two-time All-Star center Roy Hibbert," Bleacher Report's Bryan Toporek wrote. "Though the 7-footer has badly struggled with inconsistency over the past 18 months, he's only a season removed from finishing second in Defensive Player of the Year voting." 

But even though most of the moving and shaking has been taken care of, there are a few odds and ends that need to be tied up in Hollywood before the front office can rest for the remainder of the summer. 


Swaggy P Staying Put

The Lakers addressed the small forward position by selecting Stanford's Anthony Brown at No. 34 overall in June's draft, but they haven't made any moves to solidify their depth at the 3 during free agency. 

And while Yahoo Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski reported back on June 7 that the Lakers were looking to move Nick Young in a move to maintain financial flexibility, the Orange County Register's Bill Oram provided an update on that front: 

"He has to convince our coaching staff he can play within the system," ...

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