The window for NBA teams to make trades is quickly coming to an end as the trade deadline will come into effect at 3 pm Eastern Time on Thursday. The impending deadline has left a number of teams around the league scrambling to make last minute deals, and the Los Angeles Lakers are among them.
Due to the six week absence of LeBron James, the Lakers have fallen from 4th to 10th, and the team now faces an uphill battle to end their six-year playoff absence. Nevertheless, Magic Johnson and Lakers executives continue to work tirelessly ahead of the trade deadline, as the team tries to add more talent alongside the team's superstar, LeBron James.
While it is possible that the Lakers could fail in their pursuits, the team is likely to bring in at least one star ahead of the deadline, and here we will look at three of the candidates.
#3 Reggie Bullock
With the Lakers looking increasingly unlikely to add Anthony Davis, the team is reportedly considering a number of other options. The Lakers still don't want to commit to long-term deals, and according to Tania Ganguli of the Los Angeles Times, Reggie Bullock is one of the Lakers prime targets:
The Lakers have been among the teams that have contacted the Pistons about Reggie Bullock. So far Detroit hasn’t been very interested in moving him for what they’ve been offered. This is the last year of his deal and he’s making $2.5 million this year.
Bullock's expiring deal will be attractive for the Lakers, and the 27-year-old has also enjoyed one of his best seasons to date. During the 18/19 season, Bullock is averaging 12.0 points, 2.7 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game, he is also shooting 38% from beyond the arc.