KEY POINTS

  • The LA Lakers were reportedly inquiring about Brooklyn Nets' Spencer Dinwiddie and Oklahoma City Thunder's Dennis Schroder
  • The LA Lakers are first in the Western Conference
  • They are currently searching for an additional guard to help with the team's playmaking 

The trade deadline is happening soon and moves have already made the rounds across the league. With the last few hours of the trading period upon us, teams aiming for a deep playoff run are looking to add more pieces for their roster.

The LA Lakers currently have assets with them that are seen valuable across the NBA. Kyle Kuzma continues to be part of the trade discussion. His size along with his offensive versatility adds as an advantage for any up and coming squad. Another Laker that has attracted the attention of other teams is Alex Caruso. The fan-favorite has caught the eyes of the league with his energy and consistency off the bench.

Teams that the Lakers have looked out for recently are the Brooklyn Nets and the Oklahoma City Thunder. It was reported through ESPN’s Zach Lowe’s podcast with Adrian Wojnarowski that the Los Angeles Lakers reached out regarding two guards. These two are from the Brooklyn Nets for Spencer Dinwiddie and from the Oklahoma City Thunder for Dennis Schroder.

Spencer Dinwiddie has put up stellar numbers for the duration of the start of the season. He stepped up offensively for the Nets as Kyrie Irving was sidelined for 20 games with an injury. He is currently racking up 21.3 points and 6.4 assists per outing.

Dennis Schroder has been a consistent piece for the resurging Oklahoma City Thunder. Although the Thunder is believed to be in a rebuilding phase, their franchise is still within the playoff picture. They are currently in seventh place in the Western Conference standings with a record of 30 wins and 20 losses. Dennis Schroder has been a major contributor to that as he and Chris Paul facilitate the backcourt duties of the team. He is currently averaging 19.1 points per game to come along with 4.1 assists.

These two guards can be vital for the LA Lakers to provide additional firepower that can assist Rajon Rondo and Avery Bradley. These players can be the versatile playmakers the LA Lakers need to solidify a strong run for the NBA Championship.