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Struggling Lakers right to stand pat at trade deadline
Struggling Lakers right to stand pat at trade deadline

The fans may be irate, but the Lakers made the right call in holding pat on Thursday at the NBA's annual trade deadline. Almost 40 players changed teams, more if future draft picks are taken into consideration.  Even the Lakers' obligation to the Phoenix Suns, potentially a first-round pick (top-five protected) in June, was sent east to the Philadelphia 76ers in a complex, multi-team trade. Yet the Lakers, at a woeful 13-40, did nothing. Unfortunately, for those frustrated fans, nothing was the correct play. Any move that might have helped the Lakers improve this season only puts that first-round pick at risk. Even where the Lakers sit, with the fourth-worst record...

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