The Los Angeles Lakers are expected to embark on a trade at some point considering their supporting cast is quite thin. The name of Jordan Clarkson has been floated although the chances of a reunion are now unlikely to happen.

According to Jake Fischer of Yahoo Sports, the Utah Jazz do not plan to trade Clarkson and Lauri Markannen. The Jazz is likely to dangle a contract extension to the 30-year-old player who started his NBA career with the Lakers in 2014.

Aside from being familiar with the Lakers’ culture, a second coming would have made sense. Clarkson continues to improve with each passing year, proof of which is the Filipino-American winning the NBA Sixth Man of the Year award last year.

Given his performance, pundits see the 6-foot-5 guard being the third scoring option for the purple and gold.

With hopes of that fading, the Lakers may have to move forward and look at other options.

Russell Westbrook continues to be the name mentioned in potential trade scenarios. But seeing how he is playing well coming off the bench, it may take a huge offer for the Lakers to agree to deal him away.

The names of Myles Turner and Buddy Hield have been mentioned as potential acquisitions. But as most know, the Indiana Pacers want the Lakers’ future first-round pick as part of any trade deal, Zach Lowe of ESPN suggested.

From now until the February NBA trade deadline, anything can happen. But as things stand now, Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka and first-year head coach Darvin Ham will have to squeeze out what they can from their current roster to start racking up wins.

LeBron James has missed the last couple of games of the Lakers. However, the four-time NBA champion could be back on Friday, Nov. 25, when the Lakers face the San Antonio Spurs once more, Chris Haynes of TNT reported.

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