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While D'Angelo is playing his best, what Pelinka's doing ahead of trade deadline

By James Brown

While D'Angelo is playing his best, what Pelinka's doing ahead of trade deadline

The NBA trade deadline is almost here and GM Rob Pelinka has been busy looking for potential moves

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Today is the day that Lakers fans have been waiting for after the team was able to get a 3-game winning streak, beating two of the strongest teams in the Eastern Conference and many players improving their game, the trade deadline is almost here, and if any moves are set to happen, we are in the 24 hours that an announcement will be made.

LeBron James and other players have been vocal about liking the roster as it has been built, but a move is still set to happen, especially after Jarred Vanderbilt is out between 3 and 4 weeks after being diagnosed with a right midfoot sprain. D'Angelo Russell has been the main rumored Lakers player to be traded by the deadline despite giving some of his best performances with the purple and gold jersey. Still, Pelinka has been busy looking to make a trade.

With information via ESPN's Dave McMenamin: "While wins over quality opponents such as the Boston Celtics and New York Knicks were encouraging, and even the Hornets win required some temerity to stave off a late run by a young ballclub playing with no pressure, Lakers vice president of basketball operations and general manager Rob Pelinka was "stuck on calls" all day, a team source told ESPN, discussing potential deals."

"Should anything materialize, L.A.'s roster could look a lot different the next time it takes the court Thursday night against the defending champion Denver Nuggets." Wrote McMenamin. The Lakers will have a big day on Thursday, not only they will be facing the NBA reigning champions, but Kobe Bryant's statue will finally be unveiled.

LeBron James spoke about possible moves at the trade deadline

"It's not a question for me," James said after closing out the road trip with 26 points on 12-for-22 shooting -- including several rim-rattling dunks -- in 40 minutes to secure the win. "I love who we have in the locker room. And that's all I worry about." James added: "We're going to go out and prepare ourselves every single night no matter what it is. No matter who's out on this team. No matter what."


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