NBA Rumors: Will Lakers Trade Kyle Kuzma To Clippers, Celtics or Rockets?
Who can the Lakers trade Kyle Kuzma and Danny Green to, and what can they get in return for them?
Lakers caught everyone’s attention in these first 2 weeks, displaying force and dominance since loss from Clippers on opening night. So far this roster looks pretty much complete. They are set on all fields: shooting, defense, rebounding, playmaking; you name it.
No matter that they seem invincible now, championship contenders are always on the lookout for new moves. Especially when you have LeBron on your team.
Danny Green looks as good as ever. Every GM dreams about that type of a player on his team. And Kuzma is one of the most promising young players and bucket-getters.
It will be hard to extract more value out of return for these 2 players, but it’s great to have them on the table if the Lakers want to go one step further, they know they are getting a lot in return.
— Spectrum SportsNet (@SpectrumSN) November 6, 2019
Trade idea #1:
A controversial trade between city rivals which enables a new dimension of Lakers’ playmaking and scoring. A classical win-now move which can easily lead to the championship for this organization.
The downsides of this move are: Harrell becomes a free agent at the end of this season and not getting any young player or a pick in return. Keep in mind this is the 2nd oldest team in the NBA.
Trade idea #2:
2020 first-round pick
The Smart-Brown-LeBron-AD-McGee lineup looks simply terrifying. A defensive nightmare for any team which can overwhelm with their athleticism and strength. Additional playmaking and a much needed first-round pick shouldn’t be neglected too.
On the other hand, Jaylen’s newly signed contract and downgrade from Kuzma/Green in terms of shooting are more or less concerning.
Trade idea #3:
2 future second-round picks
Although McGee and Howard are great role players, Capela is a borderline All-Star, one of the more desirable centers on the market. AD can completely forget playing at the 5 (which is great news to him) and feast on less physical opponents at the 4. The rest of the package is solid to say at least.
What worries me with this potential move is losing an offensive depth as well as Rivers as the 6th man on a championship-contending team.