How should the Los Angeles Lakers approach the trade deadline?
The Lakers' situation is complicated by their focus on maintaining cap space for this summer, when they hope to land a pair of star players in free agency. As ESPN's Bobby Marks outlined recently, the Lakers still have work to get there, some of which could be done over the next week.
Above and beyond those cap-clearing moves, any Lakers decision before July 1 must be made through the prism of maximizing cap space. So should they look to trade impending free agent Julius Randle? Or anyone else? Let's consider their options.