This Kings-Lakers trade is focused on Hassan Whiteside

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The Sacramento Kings and Los Angeles Lakers could engage in an inner-California trade that could benefit both teams substantially. The Los Angeles Lakers are currently the third highest ranked team in the Western Conference standings and could look to trade for a solid talent to help them pursue a second consecutive NBA Finals victory.

The Los Angeles Lakers have been rumored to be actively searching for a trade partner as the NBA trade deadline nears, but they should look no further than the team that shares the same state as them.

The Sacramento Kings are a young team that is looking to dish out some of their veterans in exchange for some solid return value, and the Lakers could be a perfect partner.

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One player in particular that the Los Angeles Lakers could look to go after is none other than Hassan Whiteside. Being a seven foot tall center who could bring some life to the Los Angeles Lakers’ starting lineup. Whiteside, this season, has averaged 8.3 points, 5.7 rebounds, and 0.5 assists while shooting 58 percent from the floor.

The Los Angeles Lakers have been hit hard by the injury bug as Marc Gasol and Anthony Davis have both missed extended time and adding a center on the trade block could be a wise investment. Let’s take a look at what a potential deal between these two teams could look like.