NBA Trade Rumors: 3 players currently being linked with the Los Angeles Lakers
#2 Jimmy Butler
Despite only joining the Philadelphia 76ers less than six months ago, Jimmy Butler is expected to test his value in free agency this summer. While the 76ers are believed to be keen to retain their All-Star, a Report is emerging that executives around the league see Butler linking up with LeBron in Los Angeles:
Rival executives will tell you, without hesitation, that Durant is bound for the Knicks; that Irving is likely to join him; that Leonard likes the Clippers; that Butler might choose the Lakers
Since joining the Sixers from the Minnesota Timberwolves last November, Butler has made 55 appearances, averaging 18.2 points, 5.3 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game. The 29-year-old is expected to want a near max-deal this summer, and the Lakers may face reduced competition due to the hesitation of rival teams to hand him such a deal.