With a record of 24 wins and 3 defeats, the Los Angeles Lakers are currently the best team in the NBA and are having one of the best seasons in franchise history.
After having the worst season possible last year, the Lakers’ front office teamed up LeBron James with Anthony Davis to create the best duo in the league. However, this is not going to stop them from making moves in order to create an even better roster. According to Lakers Nation reporter Matt Peralta, the Lakers are considering trading for Redick this trade season. He wrote:
“Redick — who signed a two-year, $26 million deal with the New Orleans Pelicans — has voiced his desire to play in the playoffs, but will likely be watching from home at this rate given their struggles. The Pelicans are all-in on their rebuild and Redick’s talents as a sharpshooter would mesh well playing next to Davis and James in five-out lineups. For New Orleans, they add to their treasure chest of future Los Angeles draft picks in the process.”
The team’s first order of business last season was to get another superstar to join LeBron. They managed to do that by trading for Anthony Davis. The team wanted to sign Kawhi Leonard as well, but he ended up going to another team which caused them to go after Dwight Howard. Howard’s second stint with the team has been more than anyone expected, with him having the best season of his career.
Adding Redick to a LeBron-AD duo would be a perfect fit, but it would probably take a lot to bring him in. Reports suggest that Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Quinn Cook could be sent elsewhere in order to get him in Los Angeles. We hope to find out more about the team’s plans in the following weeks.