The NBA’s trade deadline is fast approaching and some fans are already speculating who could end up where.
As the NBA’s trade deadline draws ever so close, fans are staying glued to their phones, constantly updating their news feed, watching out for any and all movement from their favourite players. Teams will also be looking for players to ‘beef up’ their lineups. Similarly, struggling teams will look to utilize their players as much as they can until their current contracts expire.
With that said, here are a few probable trades that could take place – and shake up the league’s foundation:
Lakers trade Kyle Kuzma to the Pistons for Derrick Rose
With the Los Angeles Lakers already surrounded by hype and tragedy, and uplifting news will certainly create what is essentially a storm. Currently, the team holds the best record in the Western Conference at 37-11. They are reportedly looking for another veteran ball-handler to take some weight off of James’ already heavy shoulders.
This is why they are eyeing the surging Derrick Rose of the Detroit Pistons. Rose is the youngest player to ever win the MVP award. After a successful run, injuries have plagued his career including a torn Achilles tendon. He’s since made a successful recovery and is flourishing in Detroit. On average, he’s scoring 18.5 points while recording 2.5 assists and 5.8 rebounds.
According to reports, Detroit is looking for a lottery pick in exchange for their general manager. Similarly, the Lakers are willing to let go of Kyle Kuzma who is still able to score when needed. He is currently the third-best scorer on the stacked Lakers’ team. He averages 13.0 points while shooting 43.2 percent from the field and 33.3 percent from deep. But as far as his role on the team is concerned, he may not be the best fit that the Lakers want for his position.
Boston Celtics Sign Andre Drummond
Despite what other people are saying, Drummond is still one of the best centres in the game today. His averages of 17.3 points, 15.7 rebounds, 2.8 assists, 2.0 steals, and 1.7 blocks are enough to put him in the list of best centres in the league today. However, despite his outstanding performance, staying in Detroit doesn’t merit much for him especially since he’s only got a year left on his contract.
In comparison, the Boston Celtics is one of the best teams in the league right now – and they’re only getting better. They are, for lack of a better word, stacked in every position except for one – centre. A player of Drummond’s skill will definitely have a hefty price tag attached to his name. However, if the Celtics are able to sign him, then their already great season could be even more better.