Ingram, Randle lead Lakers over Suns, 112-93

Ingram, Randle lead Lakers over Suns, 112-93

Both the Los Angeles Lakers and Cleveland Cavaliers were expected to be active during the National Basketball Association trade deadline on Thursday.

Los Angeles is seeking a first-round pick in exchange for Randle's services, but no one is willing to meet such a price given the fact that Randle will be a restricted free agent over the summer.

The summer of 2018 promises to be a insane one as big-name free agents, led by, most probably, LeBron James and Paul George are set to hit the market. Trading Clarkson or Randle was thought to believe the way to do that.

As we count down to the trade deadline (3 p.m. ET), we will bring you any further news from around the league. So it stands to reason that the two teams would come together on a deal.

This trade may not make ideal sense, but if LA does what a decent return this season, this trade may be one of the best available this close to the deadline. I'm not saying they can leapfrog three teams to make the playoffs, but the teams ahead of them are not in the best shape, which opens the door slightly for the Lakers to make a run when Lonzo Ball comes back.

Thomas was the marquee player Cleveland received in return for Kyrie Irving in a blockbuster trade last summer, but his time on the court with the Cavs proved disastrous.

The New Orleans Pelicans now own the eighth seed, but are trending down with DeMarcus Cousins out for the season. The Utah Jazz sit in 10th and are playing great as of now, but their hot shooting should dip relatively soon. Stay tuned for the latest Lakers Trade News and other buzz surrounding the NBA Trade Deadline. With no rights to their own draft pick, the Lakers could pick up some wins on teams tanking later in the schedule.

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