Lakers followers have had Zach LaVine effectively and actually on their thoughts recently, because of latest studies suggesting there’s a risk he might be traded to LA.
The Athletic’s Jovan Buha affirmed the Lakers’ real curiosity within the capturing guard, whereas Jake Fischer of Yahoo Sports famous that LA is amongst LaVine’s most popular locations, alongside the Miami Heat, Philadelphia 76ers, Sacramento Kings, and San Antonio Spurs.
But regardless of the thrill tying LaVine to LA, studies point out that the workforce’s present focus lies extra on bettering from inside relatively than in search of exterior acquisitions, in accordance with NBA insider Marc Stein.
“Philadelphia’s interest in LaVine has been overstated, as covered here, while I’ve been advised that the Lakers’ reported interest at this early juncture of the season is best described (at most) as TBD,” Stein wrote.
“I’m told the Lakers, at present, are focused on internal improvement, hopeful that getting Jarred Vanderbilt (who is ineligible to be traded this season after signing an extension with the Lakers in September) and [Gabe] Vincent back on the floor regularly will give them a meaningful boost.”
Vanderbilt is grappling with a heel damage and is but to make his season debut. Vincent, in the meantime, has been out of motion since October 30 because of a knee damage, following a sluggish begin to the season.
The Lakers have gained 5 of their final six video games and are sixth within the West with a document of 8-6.
LA’s subsequent sport is towards the Jazz on Tuesday, a matchup that can be a part of the NBA Mid-Season Tournament.