The Los Angeles Lakers are in active pursuit of a formidable guard within the Western Conference as the trading period opens on Monday.
It’s no secret the Lakers need better guard play. The team utilized a committee approach last season, made up of Kentaviuos Caldwell-Pope, Rajon Rondo, Alex Caruso and several others. The group was inconsistent throughout last season, increasing the burden on the shoulders of Anthony Davis and LeBron James.
It appears help will be on the way come Monday afternoon. The Lakers are reportedly prepared to make a trade for Oklahoma City Thunder guard Dennis Schroder. The Lakers’ No. 28 pick is reportedly being involved in the trade discussions.
As of early Sunday afternoon, it appears the Lakers’ trader for Schroder is everything but finalized. This would be an absolute steal for Los Angeles as the organization attempts to repeat as NBA champions .
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) November 15, 2020
Naturally, basketball fans are freaking out over the latest news regarding the Lakers. Take a look at the latest reactions to Sunday’s trade rumors in the tweets below.
Likely more moving parts to this trade before it is finalized, but the Lakers just stole Dennis Schroder from OKC
Excellent trade for LA pic.twitter.com/5NTHpmJGV4
— Hoop Central (@TheHoopCentral) November 15, 2020
Great move by the Lakers to bring in Dennis Schroder. They’ll most likely be losing Rondo this offseason.
— NBA Retweet (@RTNBA) November 15, 2020
HUGE pickup by the lakers, schroder is a great spark plug off the bench and a decent starting guard. good trade. https://t.co/tlnuO8VPoR
— yuta nagasaka (@yutanagasakaaa) November 15, 2020
Absolute steal for the Lakers… love Schroder, perfect fit https://t.co/AuOkSar7AW
— Duncan Goldberg (@DuncGold) November 15, 2020
If the Lakers can get this done, it’ll be an absolute steal. It also likely means the team will lose a few key guards from last season’s team.
Danny Green is rumored to be apart of the deal for Schroder. It’s also still unclear if Rajon Rondo will return or sign with a new team.
Either way, Schroder is an upgrade over any guard the Lakers currently have.
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