Lakers News: League Expert Pitches Three-Team Deal To Help Los Angeles Return To Promised Land – All Lakers

At present, your Los Angeles Lakers are 5-11, and outside of a revelatory stretch from All-Star big man Anthony Davis and some fun play courtesy of role players Russell Westbrook, Lonnie Walker IV and Austin Reaves, there hasn’t been much to enjoy about the team’s 2022-23 season start.

Eric Pincus of Bleacher Report proposes an elaborate three-team trade that could help the Lakers return to semi-title contention, in his estimation.

Pincus proposes that the Lakers ship out the combined $65.4 million salary of Westbrook (who has been good this year as a reserve, just significantly overpaid), Patrick Beverley and Kendrick Nunn (the latter two of whom have been rough), as well as the team’s future first-round draft picks in 2027 and 2029. In return, they’d be receiving embattled Brooklyn Nets point guard Kyrie Irving, ex-teammate of Lakers star LeBron James, plus power forward Bojan Bogdanovic, swingman Alec Burks, and the contract of Nerlens Noel for salary-matching purposes from the Detroit Pistons.