Lakers Pass on Trade Deadline Moves to Chase All-Star Guard

In order to have a greater chance of acquiring Young or another All-Star guard who can develop as LeBron James and Anthony Davis’ third banana and possibly go to No. 2 when James retires, the Lakers decided against trading during the February trade deadline in favor of accumulating three first-round picks.

Young’s name kept coming up, Jovan Buha of The Athletic reported in March. When ESPN’s Dave McMenamin revealed in January that the Lakers “have discussed internally the possibility of packaging three picks, along with players they already have on their books,” to pursue him or Cleveland Cavaliers five-time All-Star Donovan Mitchell, the team made it clear that they were interested in the Hawks star point guard.

In the play-in tournament, Young averaged 25.7 points and 10.8 assists for the Hawks, who were eliminated. This season, he was the only player in the league with an average of 25 points and 10 assists.


Klutch Sports is DUMPED by Trae Young

James and Davis are the largest customers of Klutch Sports; however, Young recently left for their main competition, Creative Artists Agency.

On May 7, the three-time All-Star Young wrote on X, “When I say that, I genuinely mean it.” “One more day, one more chance.

How Young’s recent action would affect such a trade scenario is yet unknown.

On May 10, Buha stated on “Buha’s Block” that “Trae Young transferring from Klutch Sports to CAA theoretically lessens the odds that he ends up in L.A.” Does that make it more likely that Dejounte Murray will move to Los Angeles, or that he will be the one moving?

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