3 intriguing buyout targets for the Lakers to monitor

Los Angeles Lakers, Hassan Whiteside, Andre Drummond, Wayne Ellington
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The moves don’t stop being made just because the NBA trade deadline has expired and that will be evident in the coming days as we witness some deals being made in the buyout market. Typically teams utilize the buyout market to add depth to their roster in hopes of making a strong postseason push or title pursuit. The Los Angeles Lakers will be no exception.

Many times teams don’t get exactly what they are looking for at the NBA trade deadline, which is where the buyout market comes into play to really help bolster some teams. This season’s buyout market could wind up being one of the best we’ve ever seen.

There were several big names that had a hard time being dealt due to ugly contracts or a lack of legitimate return value for the team’s player.

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Guys like Hassan Whiteside, Andre Drummond, and Otto Porter Jr are all likely buyout candidates and could be finding a new home for a playoff push.

The Los Angeles Lakers are one of the several teams who could be looking to add some talent via the buyout market and they could look to make some moves. Let’s take a glance at three buyout options for last season’s champions.