LA Lakers trade rumors are out there again and coach Mike D'Antoni weighed in on whether a trade is what he wants to see happen. Despite all the rumors that he would like help in the frontcourt, a report from late Tuesday night (Feb. 12) might refute that.
Speaking about the Lakers front office making a deal, D'Antoni stated that, "It would add somebody who doesn't know what they're doing and it could take awhile. You're playing games you have to win and we might not even play them. That's a hard thing. As an organization, I'm sure we'll keep looking and talking and if something makes sense, we'll do it."
This certainly makes it seem like D'Antoni is just fine with the roster that he is, even with Pau Gasol likely out until the end of the regular season and Dwight Howard limited with shoulder problems. What the roster problems have allowed if for Earl Clark to really show what he can do on the court. The worry there, though, is that he is going through some foot problems that led to the team having an MRI done on him. It did come back negative and Clark will try to play through the pain.
With the All-Star break about to take place, the Lakers sport a 25-28 overall record that has them in tenth place in the Western Conference. They are now just half a game behind the Portland Trail Blazers, but 3 1/2 games behind the Houston Rockets for the No. 8 slot. There is still a lot of time to make up that deficit in the second half, but James Harden and Jeremy Lin are certainly going to put up a fight.
Even with the statements from Mike D'Antoni, expect the LA Lakers trade rumors to continue until the team makes a deal or the deadline hits on Feb. 21.
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