It is easy to think that the Dejounte Murray to the Lakers rumor is just cap, but multiple NBA insiders believe it could genuinely happen.
The Hawks guard has been linked to just about every team in the league as the trade deadline edges closer, but he “remains in the conversation” as a potential addition to the Lakers right now, Dave McMenamin of ESPN reports.
Other insiders, such as The Athletic’s Sam Amick believes Murray to the Lakers is a very real possibility.
“The question I was trying to bounce off people was specifically Dejounte with the Lakers,” Amick said. “Is this us just trying to have the existential question of who’s gonna help LeBron that we’ve been asking for 20 years? Or is it like Dejounte is actually gonna be in a Lakers jersey? These are people who are in the know but don’t truly know, obviously nobody does yet. But it feels like that has got very real legs to it. Our Shams Charania has reported that the offers have gone back and forth. There was some chatter that the Hawks ideally would love to get their hands on Austin Reaves, that’s not gonna happen. So it’s a question of like how long does Landry Fields hold out? But it feels like the Lakers have separated themselves from the Dejounte pack and it feels like to some degree, they’ve locked in on him as a guy that they think can help them.”
It is clear Lakers superstars LeBron James and Anthony Davis need help on the offensive end and what the Lakers will need to give up to bolster their roster with Murray has been revealed.
“The Hawks, at present, are searching for a pair of first-round picks plus a starting-level player for their All-Star combo guard, league sources told Yahoo Sports,” Yahoo Sports’ Jake Fischer reports.
The 27-year-old is averaging 21.4 points, five rebounds and five assists per game, while knocking down 47.1 percent of his shots from the field and 39.0 percent of his attempts from three.