The Los Angeles Lakers cannot really brag about their consistency, but that’s actually great at some points. They are really inconsistent in their shooting, and have been part of so many trade deals throughout the entire season.
The good news is that they are still open to changes, and this time they will try to change their fortune. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski explained that the Lakers are negotiating with the Phoenix Suns about the trade of Trevor Ariza.
“The Los Angeles Lakers are engaged in talks trying to acquire Phoenix Suns forward Trevor Ariza, league sources told ESPN.
The teams have been working to reach an agreement with a third team that would take on Lakers guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope as part of a potentially larger deal, league sources said. The Suns want to land a playmaking guard and a draft asset as the price of unloading Ariza, sources said. Phoenix and Los Angeles have made progress in third-team scenarios, although no agreements are close and both teams remain active in multiple trade discussions throughout the league, sources said,” he explained.
Los Angeles will probably send guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope despite the fact that they signed him this offseason. Inking Ariza will not happen until December 15, because the veteran forward joined the Suns in the past offseason.
Ariza is no stranger to the Los Angeles Lakers. He played with the team from 2008 to 2009, and averaged 8.9 points and 46.0 percent from the field.
In 2018-19, Ariza started in 24 games and averaged 9.7 points, 5.5 rebounds and 3.3 rebounds while being able to shoot 34.8 percent from beyond the arc.
Let’s see if the Lakers will manage to get him back. Will he play well alongside LeBron James? How will the king accept Ariza in his squad? We do believe that the Lakers are pulling the right strings.