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Not Dejounte Murray, the 22M Raptors star the Lakers are now targeting

By James Brown

Not Dejounte Murray, the 22M Raptors star the Lakers are now targeting

The Lakers' trade target has changed, the front office is now looking for a Toronto Raptors player instead of the Hawks guard Dejounte

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The NBA trade deadline is just a matter of hours, and with the recent news of the Los Angeles Lakers and the Atlanta Hawks no longer in negotiations for a trade between the two teams, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski has revealed the new target the front office is looking to land.

Wojnarowski reported, "Lakers remain in conversations with the Raptors for Bruce Brown Jr. At the same time, they are hesitant to trade D’Angelo Russell in any day besides for Dejounte Murray."

Brown Jr. has now been revealed to be the team's top priority ahead of the trade deadline, but with only hours left, it seems it could not happen, as recent reports have the Lakers hesitating on making a significant move.

Some reports suggest that after the 3-game winning streak by the Lakers, the team is thinking of betting on continuity and keeping the roster as it is. For fans, a trade isn't the solution but replacing coach Darvin Ham, but that isn't happening any time soon.

NBA insider revealed Christian Wood is the Laker that could be traded

“If L.A. doesn't do a larger deal, don't be surprised if the Lakers surrender a second-round pick to land Wood on another roster,” reported John Hollinger of The Athletic recently. “His $3 million player option for next season will likely make this more expensive than a typical deal with a minimum expiring contract — it will likely require a real second and not just cash. But in L.A'.s case, the financial calculus of accessing the roughly $9 million tax distribution to below-tax teams is going to make it a worthwhile transaction.”


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