Lakers Trade Rumors: Breaking Down Buzz on Jeremy Lin, Goran Dragic and More

For a team that has long been one of the marquee franchises in all of sports but presently owns a 13-40 record, this is one of the most important trade deadlines in Los Angeles Lakers history.

The team is stuck in one of the worst positions possible. The Lakers have an ownership group that can't understand why free agents aren't lining up to play in Los Angeles—at least they weren't last summer. Their roster is built around a player who used to be the league's best but now can't stay healthy as age has taken its toll. 

Eventually, one would assume that things will turn around because this franchise and the Lakers' brand still means a lot to many people.

This deadline is about setting the wheels in motion for what may happen over the summer and in the coming years. 

The Lakers don't need to do anything dramatic, but there are certainly many options for the team to explore over the next 20-plus hours. Here is a dive into what those may be.


Jeremy Lin to Any Bidder?

There was a time when Jeremy Lin was one of the NBA's biggest stars. That was a fun month for him and the New York Knicks, but the years since have not been kind to the 26-year-old guard.

He's not shooting or passing well and defense has never been a strength, but other than that, it's been great!

With Lin in the final year of his contract, the Lakers don't have to move him unless they want instant salary relief.

That doesn't mean the Lakers haven't been trying to find a taker for Lin, as Sean Deveney of Sporting News reported in early February. "(Lin) would make a good backup point guard, and the Lakers would move him if they could get an asset in return, but the market for Lin has been weak," Deveney wrote.

One issue seems to be a divide between Lin and head coach Byron Scott over what has been the reason behind the point ...

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