The Los Angeles Lakers are reeling after a 3-15 start. Kobe Bryant is out of form and has announced his retirement at the end of this season. The team’s think tank is looking to rebuild the side to salvage some pride. Head coach Byron Scott is eyeing to rope in Shabazz Muhammad.
Shabazz is the 13th overall pick of the Timberwolves in 2013. Currently Minnesota Timberwolves have enough depth in their wings, but are reluctant in a trade for Muhammad. Muhammad currently averages 8.0 points and 2.6 rebounds. Though his playing minutes have dropped considerably after the Wolves signed Tayshaun Prince.
For the Lakers, Kobe Bryant and Metta World Peace have reached the near end of their careers. Anthony Brown is ignored by Scott in his rotation policy and currently has featured for the teams D-League affiliate. It is quite clear that the Lakers won’t make the playoffs this season. What remains to be seen are the changes they make in their roster. This year’s pick is only the top three protected after the Steve Nash trade. There is a probability that they could finish their worst in this edition.
The Brooklyn Nets are also interested in the 23-year-old small forward, according to sources. But Minnesota GM Milt Newton isn’t interested in Shabazz trade talks at this moment.
By the way, heard the Nets and Lakers are two of the teams that like Shabazz. He has fans. But Milt is not moving him anytime soon. #twolves
— Darren Wolfson (@DWolfsonKSTP) December 9, 2015