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NBA Trade Rumors: 5 players unlikely to be back with the LA Lakers for the 2020-21 season 

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Modified 20 Oct 2020, 23:47 IST
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#3 Dwight Howard

Dwight Howard could be traded away this off-season.
Dwight Howard could be traded away this off-season.

While Dwight Howard made a contribution in the LA Lakers' Championship run this year, his performances have meant that he is far from unexpendable.

While the 34-year-old is still a productive player, he just may not be good enough for the LA Lakers anymore. And as per various NBA trade rumors, the player has been linked with other franchises, something that the Lakers front office are probably aware of.

To acquire a third star in their roster, the LA Lakers reportedly intend to include Dwight Howard in a package deal this off-season.

Despite the NBA veteran putting up decent performances for the franchise, it may be considered well worth it if the Lakers can get a superstar who could take the franchise to new heights.

#4 Danny Green

Danny Green was not up to the standards expected of him for the LA Lakers.
Danny Green was not up to the standards expected of him for the LA Lakers.

Danny Green may be a three-time NBA Champion now, but the fact of the matter is that the 33-year-old is declining rapidly as a player.

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On far too many occasions, Green's shooting let the team down, and his value at the defensive end has also decreased significantly.

While Danny Green is still a player worthy of being in the NBA, there is now serious doubt about his ability to contribute in a contending team. With the LA Lakers looking to remain competitive, they may not want to continue with the player next season.


#5 Quinn Cook

Quinn Cook most likely won
Quinn Cook most likely won't be back for the LA Lakers next season.

Despite putting up some impressive performances during the regular season, Quinn Cook was almost a non-factor for the LA Lakers in the postseason.

While Cook does seem to have a positive locker room presence, the Lakers may want to trade him away to bring in a superstar. Unfortunately for Cook, a player at the end of the bench who rarely ever plays is almost always sacrificed by his franchise.

With the Lakers looking increasingly likely to bring in another superstar before the start of the next season, it is extremely unlikely that Quinn Cook may have played his last for the franchise.

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Published 18 Oct 2020, 00:11 IST
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