Technically speaking, the deal can't be done until after Wednesday's NBA Draft, but the Lakers are wasting no time looking to improve last year's title winning squad. Reports indicate they'll trade Danny Green and the 28th pick to Oklahoma City for point guard Dennis Schroder. It's a significant deal with significant implications... and we cover them all here.
What do the Lakers gain in the exchange? What do they lose?
Does the trade mean Rajon Rondo is gone? (Not necessarily.) What about Kyle Kuzma and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope? The Lakers give up wing defense, without question. Where could they go to replace it in a relatively thin free agent market? Do the problems (theoretically) addressed Schroder's presence outweigh those caused by moving Green?
Grading this thing out, there are reasons to be optimistic, and reasons to worry. Which side do we fall on?
Finally, we tease what could be a CRAZY week in Houston.