NBA Trade Rumors: Why LA Lakers Need to Add Michael Beasley

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NBA Trade Rumors: Why LA Lakers Need to Add Michael Beasley
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The Clippers have "Lob City."  The Lakers, well, they have "Rumor City."

Playing basketball seems secondary for the Lakers at the moment as their star players are mounting an around-the-clock battle against trade rumors centering on Pau Gasol.

Think they're frustrated? Kobe Bryant definitely is.

Still, the Lakers have a hand they can play.  With an $8.5 million trade exception at their disposal, the Lakers can go shopping for help on offense without sacrificing star power.  

A big cog in the current rumor mill involves the Lakers picking up Minnesota Timberwolves' forward Michael Beasley

Here are five reasons why the Lakers should make this happen.   

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