The NBA trade season is here and fans are already speculating about potential star trades. New York and Toronto started the trade season with the OG Anunoby for RJ Barrett and Immanuel Quickley deal. However, it will take more than that for the Knicks to be serious title contenders. The Lakers, led by LeBron James, are also at the center of trade hypotheticals. Despite LeBron’s best efforts, the Lakers are struggling to make the playoffs, currently sitting in 10th place in the Western Conference. They have lost three straight games, and things are looking bleak. With defense being a major problem for the Lakers, their chances of adding a star player through a mid-season trade are low. LeBron, who just turned 39, is still a force to be reckoned with, but the Lakers may need to consider making some big moves if they want to compete. However, they will struggle to find the right pieces to improve their roster. LeBron’s son, Bronny, might join the NBA next season, adding another layer of complexity to the Lakers’ future plans. The NBA trade deadline is just over a month away, and the Lakers will need to make some tough decisions to secure their future.