The LA Lakers have made some great moves this summer as the team tries to win another NBA Championship, but while most the new player signings have resulted in the team adding older veterans, the latest trade rumor with Detroit could land the team a young and athletic small forward.
The Pistons have too many players on their active roster, especially in the front-court, and the latest from Dan Feldman suggests the team is looking to trade Austin Daye, and the LA Lakers are one of the teams that could have interest in the 6’11” forward.
Detroit drafted Daye in the first round back in 2009, and while the 24-year-old has shown glimpses of his talent, for the most part his game has not flourished with the Pistons. Last year the youngster averaged 4.7 points and 2.2 rebounds in just 14 minutes of action, but a change of scenery could be just what Daye needs to kick-start his career.
The LA Lakers could use some youth on their roster and a player that could grow with the team, and adding Daye would likely cost the team just one of their young guards who is not playing much anyway and a future NBA draft pick. While nothing is concrete with this trade, look for the front office to fill the need for a young small forward, and Daye is a player worth taking a shot at for the upcoming basketball season.