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The Los Angeles Lakers are playing the waiting game rather than looking for a trade to get some fresh talent

Can Dennis Schroder and Thomas Bryant be the solution to all the Lakers' problems?
Los Angeles Lakers head coach Darvin Ham and forward LeBron James

Darvin Ham and LeBron James

"The Los Angeles Lakers lose yet another game." This phrase isn't surprising to the Laker nation and NBA fandom anymore, as the fans are getting used to the ongoing struggles of the Purple and Gold. The team is in turmoil, and many suggestions have been put forward regarding salvaging the remainder of the season, but it seems like Lakers management is turning a blind eye to all the proposals and ideas.

Why play the waiting game?

Surprisingly enough, the Los Angeles Lakers aren't the most aged roster in the Association. They possess some bright young talent on their roster but lack in utilizing their skills on the court due to their injury issues and a faded approach to a winning mentality by the coaching staff. Now that some other teams in the NBA are discussing their options for trading and signing players to strengthen their squads further, the Lakers are still sitting ducks amidst all the hustle.

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The front office confirmed earlier speculations that they are waiting for some of their players to return from the IL, namely Dennis Schroder and Thomas Bryant. The Lakers staff feels that once they can assess the true condition of the players on their roster, they can then decide to go out and look for that elusive player they seek.

The bell of reckoning is ringing hard.

Lakers management committed to building up a credible roster around Lebron James to keep hold of the four-time champion and entice the Laker fans. It seems like all of those were empty promises, and they are not only finding it difficult to sign someone new but cannot offload some of their own from the roster.

Pundits are speculating about a trade for Anthony Davis as they feel that Russell Westbrook is not the only problem on the team. The Lakers gave up many first-round picks to the Pelicans for Davis, and it feels like that deal has paid off better for the Pelicans than the Lakers in the longer run, even though the AD and Bron combo won the 2020 championship.

Whatever the Lakers' management decides in the coming days, it will be interesting to see how the Lakers as a unit shape up in the coming days as they still sit at the bottom of the Western Conference. 

One thing is for sure. With every loss, the wait-and-see strategy becomes more difficult to enforce. 

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