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Trade Rumors Link Lakers to Terry Rozier Amid Slow Start

David Kaestle
The Lakers have shown interest in acquiring Terry Rozier.
The Lakers have shown interest in acquiring Terry Rozier. / Associated Press

The Lakers had a rough season last year and after a lackluster offseason they're off to another terrible start. With the Russell Westbrook experiment clearly not working out, the team has toyed with bringing him off the bench, but have also been rumored to be after another point guard to run the offense.

Terry Rozier Lakers

One name that has come up, according to NBA insider Shams Charania, is Charlotte Hornets guard Terry Rozier.

Rozier has had his moments of greatness in both Boston and Charlotte, but he's not exactly an All-Star level contributor. Still, he would most likely represent an upgrade as a versatile guard on this depth-starved roster. Of course, Charlotte isn't just going to give up a productive player for nothing.

Rozier is off to a hot start in two games this season, averaging 23.5 points, 7.0 rebounds and 8.5 assists per game while starting in place of the injured Lonzo Ball. Those numbers that could surely help the Lakers, but they would also be buying high, especially if Rozier's play continues. Once Ball is back on the court he becomes much more expendable to the Hornets.

While the team doesn't exactly need Rozier, you'd have to imagine there would be some exchange of role players and draft picks heading back to Charlotte. Whatever the Lakers end up doing, it's clear they have to shake things up and find a way to improve while LeBron is still playing, even if it means sacrificing some of their future for after he retires.

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