Lakers Rumors: Ranking the Most Likely Deadline Acquisitions for L.A.

The Los Angeles Lakers will be mentioned in a multitude of trade rumors prior to the March 15 deadline, but that does not mean a blockbuster move involving Pau Gasol will be executed.

Although Gasol is very clearly available in the right deal and is the strongest trade chip the Lakers hold, it's entirely possible the team does not find a deal to its liking and chooses to keep the veteran big man for the remainder of the season.

The Lakers might be looking for an upgrade, but teams have expressed some reluctance to take on extra salary at the deadline with the harsher restrictions under the new collective bargaining agreement.

Let's take a look at the most realistic options on the table at this time.

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