Laker Rumors : Damian Lillard, Trae Young “Discussed internally but unlikely

Laker Rumors : Damian Lillard, Trae Young “Discussed internally but unlikely

Looks like the Lakers really want to make a push for a Star Point Guard.

The Los Angeles Lakers are looking for a Point Guard alongside Lebron James and Anthony Davis. The Los Angeles has internally discussed trading For Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard or Atlanta Hawks guard Trae Young, according to the Athletic’s Jovan Buha.

However, Buha did note that asking prices make it unlikely that either player will end up with the Lakers this offseason.

Buha wrote” Young and Lillard are names that have been discussed internally, but apparently nothing more than pipe dream given the current asking prices for stars on the trade market”




The Lakers appear to be looking to upgrade at the guard position with D’Angelo Russell and Dennis Schroder both set to hit the unrestricted free agency this offseason.

There are multiple paths for Rob Pelnika and this front office to explore, but there are big financial and roster upgradation If LA is feeling especially ambitious.

The tougher decision would need to be made to acquire an MVP- Caliber player in Damian Lillard or an assist and scoring machine like Trae Young, though it sounds like the Lakers just do not have the necessary capital to pull off such a huge move.

Even if Portland does decide to move on from the seven all-star, it likely would want future draft capital and young player in return. The Lakers are a little thin in the picks department since they already have first-round picks that are due to New Orlean Pelicans and potentially Utah in the next few seasons.

As for Young, the Hawks would likely be looking to reset if they moved on from two-time all-star.

The team made the playoffs in the first season with Young and Dejounte Murray sharing the backcourt in the 2022-23 season.

Unless the Lakers wanted to move on their stars (AD or Lebron) which they probably wouldn’t a deal for Young would likely be centered around major draft capital as well.

There is still plenty of time for the Lakers to test the free agency and trade market this off-season.

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