2 Players The Los Angeles Lakers Could Trade This Season

With training camps less than a month away, front offices are back from summer vacation and getting ready to make some moves once again. We'll be taking a look at two players each team in the NBA could be looking to trade between now and the deadline this season. 

We'll start in the Pacific Division with the Los Angeles Lakers.

D'Angelo Russell

The point guard's reunion in LA was off to a tremendous start after he came over from the Minnesota Timberwolves at the trade deadline. Both sides were talking long-term extension. But D'Lo's production and impact fell off greatly in the playoffs, and all that multi-year talk turned into a mere 2-year, $36M deal, with Russell having a player option on the second year. 

Moreover, he declined his right to have trade veto abilities built into the contract, so if the Lakers get ample production out of newly-signed Gabe Vincent, along with Austin Reaves in the backcourt, D'Lo's $17M salary could bring a nice piece to fill any void they could have elsewhere in the lineup. 

Cam Reddish

The Lakers signed the oft-maligned small forward to a 2-year, $4.6M deal in the offseason; the former first-rounder (10th overall, 2019) has failed to find his footing in his two main previous stops in the league, Atlanta and New York. And while he performed relatively well in a short 20-game trial in Portland at the end of last season, it remains to be seen how he'll make out in LA. He could be used as salary filler in a deal if he falls short of expectations.  

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