Two big fish in the market!The Lakers have an opportunity to strengthen, averaging 18 points per game and charging only one more than the first round

2022-06-01 0 By

Beijing time On February 3, according to the recent news, the Cavaliers are interested in acquiring Eric Gordon of the Rockets through a trade, as well as Carlisle le of the Pacers.According to Jack Fisher of The Bleachers, the rockets and pacers are asking too much for the Cavs.The rockets are understood to be asking for a first-round pick for Gordon, while the Pacers are asking for more than a first-round pick for Le Vell.To be honest, the rockets and Pacers aren’t asking much, but according to Jack Fisher, the Cavs are willing to offer two second-round picks for both players, which is a bit of a bargain.Round-faced Den is 33 years old, but he’s still averaging 14.3 points, 2 rebounds and 3.1 assists per game on 49 percent shooting and 42 percent from 3-point range.As a member of the rockets’ magic ball system, Gordon is good at playing small ball, and he can defend from the no. 1 to the no. 4 position. Isn’t that a first-round pick worth it?The Cavs are now focused on developing young players, so a veteran is worth nothing to them, but Gordon is an absolute gem right now for any champions-contending team.As for Le Vell, he made his name with the Nets before being traded to the Pacers.At age 27, he is averaging 18.1 points, 3.8 rebounds and 4.3 assists per game, shooting 43.5 percent from the field and 32.3 percent from 3-point range.It makes sense that the Pacers would want more than a first-round pick for Le Vell, a second-round player with next to All-Star quality, and it’s outrageous that the Cavaliers would want to take him in two rounds.The Lakers are known to be frantically searching for wings on the trade market, previously targeting Jerami Grant, Norman Powell and Harrison Barnes, among others, but those targets are unrealistic.Now that the rockets have revealed their price for Gordon, all they need is a first-round pick, and the Lakers have a 2027 first-round pick in hand, why not get moving?There’s one caveat: Gordon’s contract doesn’t expire until the summer of 2024, when he’ll be 35 years old and earning $20.92 million a year.So the lakers are taking some risk in trading Gordon, who knows how much he’ll have left after two years?But one thing is for sure: Gordon can improve the lakers as a whole.As for Le Vell, he doesn’t fit well into the Lakers’ system, although the Pacers aren’t asking much for him.If the deal is completed, the lakers will have three ball handlers in Westbrook, James and Le Vell, but more importantly, westbrook and Le Vell aren’t good at shooting from long range, so the lakers’ offensive space will likely be even smaller.In contrast, The lakers should have focused on Gordon.