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Lakers Rumors: L.A. Reportedly Shopping Lou Williams, Brandon Bass, Others

As the February 18 trade deadline draws nearer, more and more rumors will begin to surface.

Earlier this week, there was some buzz on Twitter as it was reported that the Lakers were shopping D’Angelo Russell, though this rumor was shot down shortly after.

Now, though, there’s a few new names apparently on the block.

According to Marc Stein from ESPN, the Lakers are shopping Lou Williams, Brandon Bass, Nick Young and Roy Hibbert.

Aside from Young, who signed a four-year deal in the summer of 2014, all three other players were acquired this past offseason.

Williams is probably the most valuable of the bunch right now. The reigning Sixth Man of the Year is averaging 15.4 points in 29.5 minutes per game. The 29-year-old is also on a good value deal – $14 million over the next two seasons.

While Bass holds a $3.1 million player option for next season, he may be attractive to a contending team as a backup big. In the month of January, Bass is averaging 7.6 points, 4.5 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 1.3 blocks in 21.7 minutes per game. The 30-year-old is also shooting a career-high 55 percent from the field this season.

Meanwhile, Hibbert is on a $15.5 million expiring deal, while Young has two years and $11 million left on his contract.

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Written by Ross Pickering

Ross Pickering is the founder of Lakerholicz.com. He's here to bring you daily updates on your Los Angeles Lakers, despite living 5,485 miles away from L.A. in England. You can follow him on Twitter: @RossPickering

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