NBA Rumors: Los Angeles Lakers And Charlotte Hornets Are Interested In Trading For Jeremy Lamb

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While a lot of marquee free agents are off the market at this point in time, there is still the possibility for teams to improve via trade. The most recent player that has been linked with a potential trade is Jeremy Lamb of the Indiana Pacers.

Jeremy Lamb is a solid shooting guard who unfortunately suffered an ACL injury during the 2020-21 season. However, prior to his injury, he was averaging 10.1 PPG, while shooting 40.6% from beyond the arc. Per J. Michael of the IndyStar it seems as though there are some teams that are interested in trading for Lamb, including the Los Angeles Lakers and the Charlotte Hornets. However, it seems as though Lamb will have to play some of next season and show how healthy it is prior to a trade potentially happening.

Jeremy Lamb likely will begin the 2021-22 season with the Indiana Pacers, but he’ll be elsewhere before it ends, league sources familiar with the situation tell IndyStar.

According to league sources, about four teams have expressed interest in dealing for Lamb, including the L.A. Lakers and Charlotte Hornets.

The caveat, of course, is similar to what happened with Oladipo before he was traded to Houston a month into last season. He had to show he had bounced back from injury before a favorable deal could materialize for the Pacers. They'd planned to trade him for a while, but they couldn't score a player of LeVert's quality for Oladipo until then.

The same goes for Lamb, who has to play again and look healthy before a team commits to him. That his contract is expiring adds to his value.

Jeremy Lamb is a sharpshooter, and it's easy to see why the Hornets and the Lakers would want someone like Lamb. Both teams have amazing playmakers who thrive with shooters around them. Both teams would be a good fit for Lamb, and we'll see whether he ends up on either.