Los Angeles Lakers: What About Tracy McGrady?

Coming off a championship, Mitch Kupchak has quickly gotten to work to ensure the Lakers have the pieces they need to contend for another title this upcoming season.

This includes bringing back arguably the heart of the Lakers in Derek Fisher, losing Jordan Farmar to free agency but replacing him with proven veteran Steve Blake, and selecting two promising rookies in the second round of the draft.

As of right now, the Lakers have 10 guaranteed contracts on the books for next season. However, the stellar play of draft choices Devin Ebanks and Derrick Caracter at the Las Vegas Summer League make it very likely that both of those players will end up making the Lakers roster, taking the slots of DJ Mbenga and Josh Powell.

Assuming that both make the team, and they don't bring back restricted free-agent Adam Morrison, the Lakers then have 12 players on the roster. 

They will need to make one more move to round out their team for next season.

There seems to be a very small likelihood of the Lakers looking at making a trade to round out their roster. I'm sure that Mitch Kupchak wants to keep the core group together, even more-so after Phil Jackson announced he would be returning for one last season as the Lakers head coach. Besides, this is a team that has gone to three straight NBA Finals.

With Luke Walton's uncertain future regarding his recurring back injuries, and three years left on his deal, it makes him just about untradeable. Sasha Vujacic, entering the last year of his contract, may be a tradeable asset, but Mitch will likely keep him around as insurance.

Another name that has come up quite a bit is Lamar Odom. However, there has been no chatter at all regarding his name in trade talks, usually when a team is shopping a player around his name will get out to the media, but Lamar's name has been out of the spotlight, save for mentions of the new reality television show he is s...

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