5 intriguing trade targets for Los Angeles Lakers before 2020 season

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The Los Angeles Lakers managed to come out on top in the NBA bubble— winning a championship with Anthony Davis and LeBron James leading the way. Now, the team will aim to defend its title.

It has already been a busy offseason for the Lakers— starting with a trade with the Oklahoma City Thunder featuring Dennis Schroder. Perhaps most fascinating of all was the surprise signing of Montrezl Harrell in free agency after his departure from the Los Angeles Clippers.

The Lakers could finish their attempts to add talent ahead of the season and be satisfied when considering the pieces they’ve already brought in. However, there is still room for Los Angeles to improve its supporting cast around Davis and James.

It’s not often that a team has an elite duo like Davis and James to build around and that makes capitalizing on that window so important. Even a move for one more helpful role player can make all the difference in a successful playoff run.

With that being said, let’s take a look at five intriguing trade targets the Los Angeles Lakers should monitor to pair with Anthony Davis and LeBron James ahead of the 2020-21 NBA season.