The Los Angeles Lakers and the Phoenix Suns are two celebrated teams in the NBA. Both are tagged as favorites whenever a new NBA season is coming.
Wilt Chamberlain, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Magic Johnson, Shaquille O'Neal and Kobe Bryant are some of famous Lakers players while the Suns have the likes of Paul Westphal, Kevin Johnson, Charles Barkley, Amare Stoudamire and Steve Nash in their fold.
However, tables have turned, both teams are now struggling to make a decent performance and underachieved for the past few years. As the new NBA season is about to unfold in a couple of weeks, both teams are now on the trade market looking for a deal that could stabilize their lineup. And it looks like both teams have assets to make a deal on each other.
According to Sportsrageous, there's a possibility that the Lakers and the Suns will talk to swap their guards before the season began. Trade scenario is suggesting that the Suns will send Eric Bledsoe to the Lakers in exchange for Nick Young and Brandon Ingram.
The report also says that acquiring Young and Ingram is a great addition to the team's young core. Young will bring his experience while Ingram is a potential All-Star after his showing in the summer league. On the other hand, Bledsoe arrival to the Lakers would fortify their backcourt alongside D'Angelo Russell. Bledsoe's averages of 20.4 points, 6.1 assists and 4.0 rebounds per game last season would be a big boost on Lakers offense.
ChattSportsNet.com also reported that since April, the Lakers management is already looking to trade Young due to his inconsistency and his involvement in a fiasco between him and Russell. On the other hand, the Suns have Brandon Knight, Devin Booker and Bledsoe on a tight backcourt. That's why the team wants to unload one of them and it looks like Bledsoe is the odd one.
Bledsoe has the biggest paycheck on Suns roster and trading him could free some cap space that they can use for their future as per stated in the report. Many say that it's a viable deal for both teams as the Suns will have Ingram and Booker as their future franchise player while the Lakers have the combination of Bledsoe and Russell that could compete to other backcourt duo in the league.
Will the Lakers trade Young and Ingram for Bledsoe? Will the Suns take the risk for their future?