Two L.A. teams with the swap.
The Los Angeles Lakers have been embroiled in some pretty big trade rumors thanks to the news about Anthony Davis' dissatisfaction with the New Orleans Pelicans. While a trade between the two clubs is looking more and more unlikely, the Lakers were able to deal two of the players thought to be a part of that potential trade today. Lakers players Ivica Zubac and Michael Beasley will be headed to the Los Angeles Clippers, in exchange for Mike Muscala, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.
As Woj stated in his tweets, this deal opens up a spot on the Lakers roster which could end up going to a player that's been bought out. One of the players that is part of those rumors is Carmelo Anthony who has been bouncing from team to team as of late. Most recently, Anthony was traded from the Houston Rockets to the Chicago Bulls.
The Lakers have struggled since LeBron James went down with an injury on Christmas Day and are trying to get things together so they can make a push for the playoffs. The team is currently ranked 10th in the Western Conference and boast a record of 27-27. James and the purple and gold were as high as fourth in the Western Conference before his injury.