Trade Rumor: Felton for Blake

Finally, there is a trade rumor that I can get behind. New rumor is that the Lakers are looking to trade Steve Blake to the Portland Trail blazers for Raymond Felton. This is not the blockbuster trade that everyone has been waiting for but it’s a good one.

This trade makes so much sense. It addresses the number one problem are for the Lakers; the point guard. Felton is a definite upgrade to Blake and can run Mike Brown’s offense much better.

This trade also does something even bigger. It keeps Pau Gasol in a Lakers uniform. Every other trade rumor out there involves Gasol. Any lineup without Gasol makes the Lakers worse.

Blake hasn’t done much for the Lakers this season and could go back to Portland and, presumably, be a calming presence for the team. Felton has been sulking up in Portland and the Lakers are hoping he can snap out of it and contribute to the team.

The salaries don’t match up so the Lakers will have to add someone to the deal.  Lakers Fans may get what they have been asking for all these years if Luke Walton gets added to the deal.

This is the one trade where both teams get better. As we head towards the trade deadline there will be rumors coming out almost every hour. Most of them will make no sense. This one does.


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