This Lakers-Pelicans trade is focused on Eric Bledsoe to L.A.

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The Los Angeles Lakers were aggressive in the offseason after winning an championship in the NBA Bubble. Early on this year, they are favorites to repeat and have shown why they are one of the top teams in the league.

As we approach the NBA trade deadline, Los Angeles could look to add a veteran option at the point guard position. An interesting name to keep an eye on is Eric Bledsoe. He was originally sent to the New Orleans Pelicans in a deal that landed Jrue Holiday with the Milwaukee Bucks.

New Orleans is a franchise that is interested in getting younger and could be looking to trade several of their players. Eric Bledsoe is one that will have many suitors if put on the block. He does not fit in with the current plan for New Orleans which means he could be on the move.

The Lakers improved the point guard position in the offseason by acquiring and Dennis Schroder from the Oklahoma City Thunder. So far in Los Angeles, Schroder is averaging 14.2 points per game in 29 starts this season.

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Due to his current contract situation, Dennis Schroder could be sent away for a return. He is in the final year of his deal and might not be a long-term option for the Lakers.

Bledsoe would give the Lakers even more veteran leadership on and off the floor. Here is a deal that could potentially land him in Los Angeles this season.