Lakers make no moves before trade deadline

As expected, the Lakers didn’t make any moves before the league trade deadline that just passed at noon.

Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak maintained he didn’t plan on being “active” in the trade market, but held out openness in making minor tweaks to their bench.

The Lakers had hoped to shop around seldom-used reserves, such as Devin Ebanks, but without any luck.

THe Lakers have already devoted a $100 million payroll and an additional $30 million in luxury taxes that includes a star-studded lineup in Dwight Howard, Steve Nash, Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol.

Despite the Lakers’ underachieving season, the team believed better effort would be the best cure toward turning the season around.


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