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NBA News: LA Lakers want Brandon Jennings before trade deadline

Ramona Shelbourne has reported that Kupchak has been busy making phone calls around the league, most notably to Detroit about Brandon Jennings.

The 25-year-old is already in his seventh year in the league, after bypassing college and becoming the tenth overall selection by Milwaukee back in 2009. Since that time the youngster has become one of the best offensive floor leaders in the game, averaging over 16 points and six assists per night, but since his move to the Pistons two years ago, trade rumors have followed the Southern California product.

Los Angeles went into this season believing the back court was a strength, but the season ending injury to Steve Nash and the poor shooting of Jeremy Lin now have the ‘Purple and Gold’ playing a rookie and despite some good play, it’s far from what was expected this year.

Detroit recently released Josh Smith, a move that created shock waves around the NBA and now it appears the Pistons want to overhaul their roster yet again. A trade with the LA Lakers could land the “Motown” team a solid first round pick in this years draft and maybe another player.

The LA Lakers are looking to just make something positive happen, for the fans and the franchise. Jennings is still young enough to rebuild the team around and has the experience and scoring ability to help on those nights when Kobe Bryant doesn’t play.

It’s not often two teams can help each other, but this basketball trade could help not only the rest of the 2014-15 season, but also five years down the road and that makes this a move worth exploring from both sides.

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