NBA Trade Rumors: Carl Landry and Potential Targets for the Los Angeles Lakers

If the Los Angeles Lakers hope to have a chance at repeating as champions for the third consecutive season, the team is going to have to make a move.

After the team's recent shellacking at the hands of the Boston Celtics, even general manager Mitch Kupchak says it may be time to make a move.

With the exception of Lamar Odom, the Los Angeles bench hasn't exactly lived up to expectations.

Newcomer Steve Blake has failed to make a favorable impression despite the down play of starter Derek Fisher, both Theo Ratliff and Matt Barnes have spent significant time on the shelf with injuries, and Joe Smith has barely gotten off the bench since arriving in the Sasha Vujacic trade.

And with Andrew Bynum now complaining of soreness in his non-surgically repaired knee, things are about to get really dicey out in Hollywood if no move is made. 

Having said that, here are a few candidates that the Lakers could realistically target as we approach the Feb. 24 trade deadline:


Carl Landry, F Sacramento Kings

Playing under a one-year, $3 million contract, Landry is anything but a financial burden.

With the crowded frontcourt rotation in Sacramento that consists of DeMarcus Cousins, Samuel Dalembert, Jason Thompson, Omri Casspi and Donte Greene, it's an absolute dogfight for minutes.

If the Kings sent Landry to LA, he would immediately carve out a niche in the rotation backing up both forward spots and logging significant action in the "tough guy" role that the Lakers severely lack.


Terrence Williams, SF Houston Rockets

After spending the early part of the season wasting his talents in New Jersey, Williams still can't manage to get off the bench in Houston.

Unless the team ultimately plans on using him in an effort to land Carmelo Anthony, it's rather unclear why the Rockets chose to bring him aboard.&nbs...

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