This Lakers-Raptors trade is centered around Norman Powell to L.A.

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The Los Angeles Lakers are one of the top teams in the league once again here in the 2020-21 season. This was expected after a championship down in the NBA Bubble. They are the favorites to win once again and can solidify that even further if they add another big name at the deadline.

The Lakers have been linked to some stars in NBA trade rumors ahead of the deadline. They have expressed interest in adding another player to team up with LeBron James and Anthony Davis. Both of their superstars signed extensions in the offseason and now it is all about adding the right talent around them.

This move would not give them a bona fide star, but it would help from three-point territory. The Lakers are currently 18th in the league shooting 36.1% from beyond the arc.

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With the current state of the Toronto Raptors, they could be looking to sell a bit at the NBA trade deadline. We have seen NBA trade rumors with Kyle Lowry involved but this one would include Norman Powell. This season, Powell is currently fourth on the team in scoring with 16.3 points per game.

Powell is an elite shooter knocking down 42.4% of his shots from three-point range. The Raptors are currently 13-15 on the season and could be looking to shake things up moving forward.

Powell would land the Raptors an intriguing return. Here is what a potential deal would look like between the two sides.