The Los Angeles Lakers have several weaknesses they are looking to shore up in the coming weeks.
One of them is the point guard position, where D’Angelo Russell hasn’t quite provided the sort of stability the team hoped he would after a full offseason with the Lakers.
A few days ago, Los Angeles was named a frontrunner for a future Hall of Famer point guard option.
This week Dave McMenamin of ESPN provided an interesting update into a pair of surprising point guards L.A. might be interested in ahead of the NBA Trade Deadline.
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“You’re looking at the Lakers surveying the market for point guard help and one guy you can look at is certainly Tyus Jones with the Washington Wizards,” McMenamin said.
“He’s 27 years old, he’s highly efficient, fifty two percent from the field, 42 percent from three. He’s on a $14 million expiring contract, and we’ve seen the Wizards are not necessarily competitive right now with the group that they have so perhaps they would be looking for some sort of future assets if they Lakers can bring that guy in right now.”
Jones isn’t the only guy Rob Pelinka and Co. have their eye on, though.
“Another guy you look to is Collin Sexton,” McMenamin noted.
“[He is] 25 years old, athletic, competitive, averages about 17 points and four assists a game. More of a combo guard but certainly someone that has ties to the Lakers in the sense that his agent Rich Paul represents LeBron James and Anthony Davis.”
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Clearly the front office wants to do something – and soon.
The question is just what that something will be.
Is a big move in the Lakers’ immediate future ahead of the looming NBA Trade Deadline? Time will tell.
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