Laker trade machine dies at the end of season
The Lakers trade machine has been a fixture of the Lakers’ success over the past decade, but in a move that is sure to generate plenty of buzz, the Lakers have officially announced the death of the machine and that it has passed away.
Sources close to the Lakers confirm the machine, which was operated by the team for more than 20 years, will not be running again.
This will be the first death of a machine that was in service for over 20 years.
This year’s Lakers’ roster has been bolstered by draft picks, players from the NBA’s other conferences and draft picks that have been acquired via trades.
However, it is not yet known if the team will add any free agents to the roster this offseason, which could be a concern for the Lakers.
The Lakers have a long history of building a roster around draft picks.
They drafted Kobe Bryant in the first round of the 2005 NBA draft and traded for Pau Gasol, Dwight Howard, and Julius Randle in the second round of last year’s draft.
They also drafted D’Angelo Russell in the sixth round in 2010 and drafted Chris Paul in the seventh round in 2011.
The team also drafted Dwight Howard in the fourth round in 2013, and in the final round of this season’s draft, they selected Julius Randles.
It was a team that spent more than a decade building its roster around these players.
In the early years of the franchise, the team’s first overall pick, Jordan Clarkson, was a cornerstone of the team.
Clarkson played a key role in the Lakers winning back-to-back NBA titles in 2010-11.
The Lakers won two more championships, winning their first title in 2016 and their first since 2008, and Clarkson became the first player to win the NBA MVP in both of those years.
In his first season with the Lakers, Clarkson averaged 22.3 points per game and finished third in scoring.
The team also added Dwight Howard and Pau Gasole in the 2015 trade that sent Clarkson to Houston.
This season, Clarkson is averaging 25.3 per game, second in the NBA behind Harden.