Adrian Wojnarowski appeared on ESPN this past week and revealed one player the Los Angeles Lakers are ‘focused’ on ahead of the NBA Trade Deadline.
It remains unclear precisely what direction the front office will ultimately move in when it comes to adding new players.
That being said, per Wojnarowski, there is definitely one guy the team is ‘focused’ on.
“From the time the Lakers lost to Denver in the Conference Finals last year, there’s been one player they’ve been focused on acquiring. Bruce Brown Jr.,” Wojnarowski said.
“…. There has been no shortage of teams reaching out to Toronto for Bruce Brown, he fits everywhere. The Lakers are among them. Continue to watch the Lakers with Bruce Brown to see if there’s a pathway.”
woj just hinted at the lakers being extremely interested in bruce brown
he even went as far as to say they tried trading for him while he was a pacer
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“He was on the Denver team that eliminated the Lakers, they couldn’t afford to keep him. In free agency, if Indiana hadn’t stepped up with a two-year, $45 million deal, there’s a very good chance Bruce Brown would have gone to the Lakers for the non-tax mid-level exception,” Wojnarowski added.
“The Lakers have continued to try and trade for him from the Pacers.”
The Lakers seem intent on doing something over the next few weeks.
There is a reason reports have suddenly been leaking about what L.A. would be willing to accept in a potential Austin Reaves trade.
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The feelers are out. It’s just a matter of what LeBron James and Co. choose to do from here.
Will the Lakers make a big move ahead of the NBA Trade Deadline? One way or the other an answer will emerge soon enough.
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