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Magic Johnson to serve as Lakers' GM until trade deadline passes

Magic Johnson to serve as Lakers' GM until trade deadline passes

New Lakers President of Basketball Operations Magic Johnson will function as the team’s general manager during trade talks in the next two days, Johnson said on Spectrum SportsNet, the Lakers’ official TV station.

The NBA trade deadline is noon Pacific time Thursday.

Johnson said he had already fielded calls from four different general managers and had several discussions about trades since starting his new role Tuesday morning.

Lakers guards Lou Williams and Nick Young could be traded by the deadline. Johnson was asked about Williams during the TV appearance.

“I hope he wins sixth man of the year because he’s playing like that,” Johnson said on Spectrum. “No....

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