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LA Lakers target Cleveland Cavaliers star in blockbuster trade

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The LA Lakers organization is in a state of flux at the moment with no head coach and questionable future prospects as they attempt to repair the damage from their worst season in years.

However, their front office appears to be looking at a way to remedy those problems with a blockbuster trade. 

According to Marcus Bass of Fansided, the Lakers are looking to find a way to bring Cleveland Cavaliers star Kyrie Irving to LA courtesy of head coach candidate Byron Scott.

Bass theorizes: "It’s been rumored that Scott will be the next head coach of the Lakers, and his ability to recruit Irving into a purple and gold jersey is of high interest to the Lakers."

This would certainly be a good attempt at ironing out a lot of the difficulties faced in LA last season. A new head coach with knowledge of a new star player to accompany Kobe Bryant on one final title push to end his career on a high.

However, as Bass concedes, considering Irving's star power the Lakers would have to part with their well earned seventh overall pick in the draft to secure his services. That would be a big gamble but probably no bigger than selecting one of the mid-level draft prospects that would be left at that point in the draft.

Simply put, it would take a whole lot more than just one trade to transform this Lakers team into the championship contenders of old. This offseason is all about putting together a team that has the best chance of being dragged into the playoffs one last time by Kobe Bryant.

As far as passengers go, they don't get much better than Kyrie Irving.

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