The Los Angeles Lakers have been a disjointed team all year, with the team failing to make any push upwards in the standing. Inconsistency has been normal for them, and perhaps some changes must be made in order for them to improve.

The Athletic's John Hollinger has recently reported that the Los Angeles Lakers are "surely" making calls on "guards who can play off the ball". Hollinger listed Norman Powell, Derrick White, and Marcus Smart as potential options.