NBA Rumors: Lakers Have “Realistic Target” In This Veteran Shooting Guard

The Los Angeles Lakers have had some big targets on their radar at this trade deadline, but let's be honest, the assets they have to peddle aren't going to get them a big name. But as Dan Woike writes in the LA Times:

A more realistic target, sources said, would be Orlando’s Terrence Ross. To get him, the Lakers would need to include [Talen] Horton-Tucker and maybe that first-round pick and be willing to take on a player who has seen his efficiency diminish over the last three seasons, never a good sign for the kind of shooter Ross is purported to be.

As Woike notes, the Lakers would have to give up their lone remaining 1st-round pick of the next half-decade, in 2027, along with THT, who they signed to a 3-year, $30M contract before the season. 

Certainly, as mentioned, Ross is not having a great season, with his 3-point percentage at an all-time low in his 10-year career (31.3% compared to 36% career mark).

But then again, THT isn't exactly lighting the world on fire either this season, as was expected of the 21-year-old. 

The Lakers are currently in 9th place in the Western Conference, two games under .500, and badly in need of a jolt of some kind. Would a 31-year-old, fading Terrence Ross be able to provide it, is the question they need to ask.

They're also a suitor for Boston's Josh Richardson, but face some competition from other teams on that front. 

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