Almost certainly, no. But trade LeBron James is a suspicion ESPN researcher Jeff Van Gundy floated Saturday during Los Angeles’ latest loss, a fifth straight, this one during home to Boston, 120-107.
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Year 1 has been Year Lost, a Lakers now 30-36, 7 games behind of a 8 seed and usurpation that, somehow, James will not be in a playoffs. LeBron missed extended time and a girl a Lakers have touted have not taken a required leaps — and they were not adequate to examine Anthony Davis from a Pelicans during a trade deadline.
If a resources Los Angeles has been counting on to spin into superstars do not bloom, where does that leave a group and 34-year-old James, who sealed a four-year understanding final off-season?
The former Knicks manager believes a Lakers have to during slightest cruise cashing in a best actor in basketball instead of wasting him.
“I consider in a off-season, they need to reconstruct this roster, right?” Van Gundy said. “And to me, it could be a trade for an Anthony Davis, or we consider they need to try trade LeBron for removing as many as they can.”
Perhaps vocalization for a world, Mark Jackson asked, “What are we doing, seriously?”
“You got to get on a right timeline,” Van Gundy said. “I’m going to say, if we could trade him for a Clippers into top space, that would give me a improved possibility to get [Kevin] Durant or Kawhi Leonard, would we not do that? … You got to put all on a table.”
Perhaps of note, LeBron does not have a no-trade proviso in his $153.3 million pact. Regardless, a suspicion of a Lakers trade maybe a best actor of all time a deteriorate after they landed him is inconceivable to many (if not Van Gundy).