Lakers Trade Rumors: Buzz on Ty Lawson, Nick Young and More

The Los Angeles Lakers have been linked to a multitude of high-profile targets during the offseason. As noted by Mark Medina of the Los Angeles Daily News, the list includes DeMarcus Cousins, LaMarcus Aldridge and Marc Gasol, but they weren't able to land any of those marquee names.

Instead, the Lakers were forced to make some smaller acquisitions, including Roy Hibbert and Lou Williams, in an attempt to upgrade the roster.

Of course, drafting D'Angelo Russell and getting Kobe Bryant back from injury should help as well.

With that said, it doesn't sound like they are done wheeling and dealing quite yet. So let's check out some of the latest rumors involving the Lake Show.


Ty Lawson

Lawson's status is in question after being arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence for the second time this year earlier in the week. The 27-year-old guard has long been a reliable option at the point, but the off-court issues are starting to become a headache for the Denver Nuggets.

Chris Mannix of reports the arrival of Emmanuel Mudiay, the seventh overall pick in the 2015 draft, has made the veteran more expendable in Denver.

Even with the red flags, Mannix suggests there's still moderate interest in Lawson around the league:

Despite a second DUI arrest in the last six months, embattled Denver Nuggets guard Ty Lawson is generating interest on the trade market, NBA sources told Houston, Detroit and the L.A. Lakers are among the teams that have expressed interest in Lawson recently, and there remains a strong possibility the Nuggets could unload Lawson before training camp.

Being connected to the Lakers raises some questions. They already have a deep backcourt with Russell, Bryant and Jordan Clarkson, which doesn't leave a lot of room for Lawson—unless L.A. is trying to prepare for Bryant's body holding ...

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