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

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Los Angeles Lakers Receive: Eric Bledsoe

New Orleans Pelicans Receive: Dennis Schroder

This would not be a difficult deal to get done. It is a player-for-player swap between two teams heading in very different directions. The Los Angeles Lakers are 22-11 this season in near the top of the Western Conference.

The New Orleans Pelicans are currently 14-18 and fighting their way up to standings. Both Eric Bledsoe and Dennis Schroder know a thing or two about being traded since they were both dealt in the offseason. They would both bring different dynamics to the teams they would be going to and fit into their plans right away.

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For a team like the Pelicans, Dennis Schroder appears to be in a situation where he could help provide some options for the team. He’s young enough to bring back and align with their core group but also could be a helpful expiring contract to free up salary cap space.

Let’s take a closer look and see how this NBA trade deadline scenario centered around Eric Bledsoe would benefit both the Los Angeles Lakers and New Orleans Pelicans.