The Los Angeles Lakers have a few major options to handle right now. They signed LeBron James in an effort to win titles, but it seems like the Lakers may consider finding a trade partner. The franchise has been winning games lately. Is everyone happy with the current situation? No. Sean Deveney from Heavy Sports reported that league executives are getting ready for a potential LeBron trade.
“It’s in the background, if you think you have a chance at him. There are preparations being made, just in case—you have to make them, like the Boy Scouts used to say, ‘Be Prepared,’” one general manager told Heavy Sports. “It will not be an easy thing to do, and there are a lot of factors. There’s still a chance the Lakers make a trade this year, or that something clicks and they go on a run. You can’t count that out. And they will have a chance to do something that (James) likes in free agency this summer, something that could change the outlook there.”
The Lakers could trade LeBron James to the Warriors
LeBron signed a contract extension with the Lakers in August and he will be free to choose another destination after the end of the regular season. What about the Golden State Warriors? LeBron would be happy to play with Stephen Curry. The Warriors could get the GOAT and Rob Pelinka could get Jordan Poole, James Wiseman, and Jonathan Kuminga. Does this make sense?
“If there is a bidding war going on at some point, the Warriors are in a great position because they can give you the young guys—(James) Wiseman or (Jonathan) Kuminga or (Moses) Moody, or (Pat) Baldwin, whoever the Lakers want,” a Western Conference executive explained to Deveney. “But you have to add either (Jordan) Poole or (Andrew) Wiggins, and that’s not easy. But if they want to win now, you can give up Poole if you are getting back LeBron, right? If they keep Draymond (Green) and come back with Steph (Curry), Klay Thompson, Draymond and LeBron, that would be a fun, fun team to watch.”