The Lakers are not where they would like to be in the standings. One of the favorites to a championship this season before the season find themselves in the 9th place in the Western Conference with 2/3 of regular season completed.
Many expected Los Angeles to make moves to improve their roster before yesterday’s trade deadline. There were reports that the Lakers were working one some trades such as Terrence Ross but in the end no moves were made.
Afterwards Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka addressed the media and explained why he made no trades. “We were aggressive in a lot of conversations trying to improve the team,” he said.
“We always want to put this team in the best position to win a championship. But ultimately didn’t find a deal that had a net positive effect for both the short term and the long term.
“You can’t force another team to present yourself with a deal that is going to make your team be better. That’s up to them. And throughout this process we had different things we looked at.
“And like I’ve done in the past had conversations with LeBron and Anthony about it and I would say there’s alignment here. And that’s all that matters.”