Los Angeles Lakers will certainly look for a third star this offseason: Reports

According to Jovan Buha of The Athletic, the Los Angeles Lakers will look to add a third star this offseason to join LeBron James and Anthony Davis. 

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According to Jovan Buha of The Athletic, the Los Angeles Lakers will look to add a third star this offseason to join LeBron James and Anthony Davis. 

“Yes, they are,” Buha said when asked if the Lakers are going to chase a third star. “And I can confirm that from multiple sources. They are going third-star hunting this offseason. And we’ll see how that affects the D-Lo (D’Angelo Russell) situation. We’ll see how — you probably have to give up Austin [Reaves] in almost any…third-star trade. … Now, who’s available? The one name I continually hear is Trae Young. He’s been to Laker playoff games before. He’s a Klutch Sports client. That’s probably the most realistic one right now. (Source: Lakers Daily)

“What happens with Dallas and Kyrie [Irving]? Do they flame out? Do they lose in the play-in? Do they lose in round one? Does Dallas ultimately break that up? And then what’s the market for Kyrie? Donovan Mitchell, it seems like there’s been a little bit more growing optimism and buzz that he’s gonna stay in Cleveland. But even if he leaves, the two New York teams have reportedly been the favorites just because he’s from the greater New York area.” (Source: Lakers Daily)

Irving, Mitchell, and Young have all been connected to the Lakers for some time, with Buha reporting back in February that the Lakers might chase them this summer. Young has been out for more than a month due to a finger injury. But the Hawks, who have a middling 34-39 overall record, have been playing well as a team in the previous week with him out.

Dejounte Murray has been instrumental to the Atlanta Hawks

Atlanta Hawks is riding a four-game winning streak and recently picked up two victories over the Boston Celtics, who are the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference.

The play of Dejounte Murray has been instrumental to the Hawks’ active winning streak. He has dropped 28-plus points in three of Atlanta’s four wins and torched the Celtics for 44 points on 18-of-44 shooting from the field in the team’s most recent victory on March 28. Atlanta Hawks is on a four-game winning streak, including two victories over the Eastern Conference's top seed, the Boston Celtics.

Dejounte Murray's performance has helped the Hawks maintain their current winning run. He has scored 28 or more points in three of Atlanta's four wins and torched the Celtics for 44 points on 18-of-44 shooting from the field in the team's most recent win on March 28.

In this NBA so far Mitchell of the Cleveland Cavaliers and Irving of the Dallas Mavericks both are enjoying success with their team respectively. The Cavaliers have the third-best record in the Eastern Conference, while the Mavericks are the No. 6 seed in the Western Conference and are currently enjoying a six-game winning run, the second-longest active winning streak in the NBA.

While for Lebron James, Davis, and the Lakers are vying for a playoff position. Los Angeles is placed on the No. 9 spot in the Western Conference, 2.5 games ahead of the Houston Rockets, who are just outside the play-in spot at No. 11. Los Angeles Lakers will cope of their 19-point loss against Indiana Pacers as they faces Brooklyn Nets on Sunday. On the other hand, the Brooklyn Nets have yet to lose a match in this week. There recent loss game on 23rd March against New York Knicks.

 

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