Lakers Rumors: Trade Buzz Surrounding Jeremy Lin, Nick Young and More

The Los Angeles Lakers have been all over the place since free agency kicked off.

From the LaMarcus Aldridge sweepstakes to flirting with Jimmy Butler to all kinds of trade rumors, seriously—they’ve been everywhere.

Well, LMA is now a San Antonio Spur and Butler is locked up with the Chicago Bulls, so the only logical thing to do here is examine what’s floating around on L.A.’s trade grapevine.


Sending Off the Swag

Lakers fans, it is with teary eyes and a heavy heart that you are presented with this rumbling from the kings of the offseason, Yahoo Sports’ Marc J. Spears and Adrian Wojnarowski:

As the Lakers work to clear cap space to sign free agents and absorb Hibbert's contract, Nick Young is a strong candidate to be unloaded, sources told Yahoo Sports. The Lakers are finalizing details to acquire Hibbert, and there remains a possibility Los Angeles could send a player to the Pacers in the agreement, sources said. The Lakers and Pacers had agreed on a future second-round pick as compensation for Hibbert and his $15.5 million 2015-16 salary getting absorbed into Los Angeles' salary-cap space.


Nick Young was made for Los Angeles. The shot-jacking shooting guard might not necessarily be custom-built for this Lakers roster, but the man has Hollywood in his blood.

Sure, he does questionable things sometimes. OK, often.

But this dude is more than a comedy act—he can play, too. Young led L.A. players not named Kobe Bryant with 13.4 points per game in 2014-15 while shooting 36.9 percent from three-point land.

If the team does deal him, he’ll be missed both on and off the court.


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