Lakers Trade Rumors Tracker: Latest Updates Ahead of NBA Trade Deadline

One benefit of being a terrible team is the fact that the trade deadline is a chance to accrue future assets. The Los Angeles Lakers are in a spot they aren't familiar with, which could make the next seven days a crapshoot of opportunities in this market. 

Whether the front office will be able to do anything with this Lakers roster in the next week is a mystery. Here are the latest updated trade rumors for the struggling Los Angeles franchise. 

Continue for updates. 

Wojnarowski: Lakers on Dragic's List of Preferred Teams Tuesday, Feb. 17 Yahoo Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski reported that the Lakers, along with the Knicks and Heat, are among Dragic's preffered destinations.

Sam Amick of USA Today first reported on Tuesday that Dragic wants out of Phoenix.

Sporting News: Market For Jeremy Lin Weak Friday, Feb. 6

The Jeremy Lin experiment has been a disaster for the Lakers. He's shooting well from three-point range, but everything else about his game has been a miss in Byron Scott's offense. 

As a result, according to Sean Deveney of Sporting News, there's been virtually no market for Lin this deadline season.

"He would make a good backup point guard," Deveney wrote. "And the Lakers would move him if they could get an asset in return, but the market for Lin has been weak."

His salary would be a problem even if the Lakers had a market for Lin. As noted by ESPN Insider Nick Borges, the veteran point guard has an $8.37 million cap hit this season, "but he's actually making close to $15 million as part of the offer sheet he signed with the Houston Rockets in July of 2012."

It would take some fancy financial wrangling for the Lakers to make it worth anyone's while to take Lin back in a deal. Borges also speculates that it may be a moot point, as Lin "is a candidate to ask for a buyout by Ma...

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