The Los Angeles Lakers have been a team that has been inconsistent all season. They have been treading .500 all season, and they have not looked like the championship contenders everyone thought they would be.
Some people have suggested that a trade would be the solution for the Los Angeles Lakers. It seems as though the Los Angeles Lakers are doing their due diligence on the trade market. Eric Pincus of Bleacher Report has recently revealed that the Lakers have "explored several trades" ahead of the trade deadline, with players like Ben Simmons and Jerami Grant among their targets.
The Lakers have explored several trades ahead of the February 10 trade deadline. Sources indicate they have looked at players like Ben Simmons, Jerami Grant, Myles Turner and Harrison Barnes, among others.
Los Angeles doesn't have notable bait, primarily Horton-Tucker (who hasn't had a great season), Reaves (a piece the Lakers would rather keep), the contract of Kendrick Nunn (who hasn't played this season because of a knee injury), a 2027 or a 2028 first-round pick, a few second-rounders and a few minimum contracts like those of Kent Bazemore, Wayne Ellington, Howard and Jordan.
It is unclear whether the Los Angeles Lakers will be able to acquire any of these players given their relative lack of tradeable assets. There are definitely some realistic targets they could add to the roster though, such as Eric Gordon and Terrence Ross.
We'll see what the Los Angeles Lakers elect to do. There's a chance that they decide to stay put with this current roster, and hope that their stars are enough to carry them to the top. It must be said too that Anthony Davis is still out due to injury, so he will definitely give them a boost upon his return. However, making a trade would also be understandable, and it's likely we'll have a better idea of what they want to do closer to the trade deadline.