Report: Lakers Pushed to Trade for Controversial Celtics Starter

The Lakers reportedly pushed a trade that involved a controversial Celtics starter. The Lakers seem to be in trouble if they are not able to figure some things out very quickly. They are coming off their second loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder in as many weeks and it was ugly both times. The Thunder are easily one of the worst teams in the NBA and the Lakers let them beat them on their home court. Many are wondering what this means for the future. Is the Westbrook experiment a bust?

One of the biggest problems has been on the defensive side of the ball. Much like the Lakers, the Boston Celtics are also struggling to star the season. Marcus Smart has come out complaining that the ball movement is not there. Well, could the Lakers make a deal with the Celtics to pick up Smart? He is a great defender that could help the Lakers.

Fans have made it clear that they are interested. But they need more than that in order to get the trade to happen. The Lakers will have to give up a lot.

Report: Lakers Pushed to Trade for Controversial Celtics Starter

Marcus Smart recently came out and blasted him teammates for not sharing the ball enough.

“It’s something that we’ve got to fix,” he added. “Whatever we have to do, we’ve got to figure it out.”

“Nobody’s going to figure it out for us … I always tell people before you see a rainbow, it has to rain. We’re going through the rain right now, so we have to figure out how to get out of it. It’s not going to be easy, it’s not going to be pretty. We’ve just got to figure out a way. We don’t know what that is, but we’ve got to figure it out.”

“I think we will,” Smart said. “We don’t know when, but we will, hopefully, sooner than later. But, we’ll figure it out.

“There’s only so much I can do without the ball in my hand, sitting in the corner. We’re running plays for our best players (Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum), every team knows that. They do a good job of shutting that down. We can’t keep trying to go to those guys, we’ve got to abort that and find a way to give them the ball in the spots they need the ball.”

“I do everything I can, on the other hand, to combat (other teams shutting plays down for the Jays),” explained Smart. “I try to talk (and) make plays, get those guys the ball where they need it, where they want it.”