Los Angeles Lakers Trade Rumors: 5 Reasons They Must Deal Before Deadline

After their hot start to the season, the Lakers have struggled to look like the two-time defending champions. They have not only struggled against the best teams in the league, but the team has also had its share of struggles against some of the league's worst teams. The Lakers hit rock bottom this past week by losing to the dismal Cavaliers.

The Lakers' struggles this season have many wondering if the team is in need of a roster shake-up, or if it is just a matter of the team "flipping a switch."

As Wednesday's game against Cleveland showed, it may be much more than the Lakers needing to flip the proverbial switch. Here are five reasons why the team needs to make a trade before the deadline.

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