The LA Lakers continue to be the subject of trade rumors and potential roster moves given their inconsistent start to the season. During his December 6 press conference LeBron James was asked if the team has enough of a sample size to determine if the Lakers need to make additional moves.

James emphasized that the team needed more time together and praised the current roster. The Lakers superstar noted that he “love(s) every guy that’s in this locker room” and admitted he “didn’t think we even need to” make a roster move. He appears to have confidence in the Lakers squad.

“No, I have not [seen enough of the current Lakers team together] to answer the question, so it’s impossible for me to say, ‘Okay, when do we get to a point where we need to make a change?’” James explained according to Heavy.

He added, “Like, I can’t even say how I even feel at this point, because I haven’t even been in the lineup half of the games. So, I love what [general manager Rob Pelinka] and coach [Vogel] and the front office did to assemble this team and we look forward to the journey ahead of us.”


The Lakers have until the NBA trade deadline on February 10 to make a potential deal. At this point in the process, there is little advantage for James to publicly push the Lakers to make a trade. It will be worth watching to see if the superstar’s tune is the same as the deadline gets closers.

The Lakers are in a challenging situation which will likely require the team to improve from within. Very few of the Lakers players have trade value. The Lakers are still expected to bank on more time together rather than new players as the solution to their woes.

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Anirban Biswas

Anirban Biswas has been writing for Thirsty For News since 2021 and has been covering various topics such as entertainment, music, and pop culture. In his free time, Anirban enjoys playing guitar, composing music and exploring new places.

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