NBA Rumors: Lakers Must Look to Utah to Solve Point Guard Problems

Gabe ZaldivarPop Culture Lead WriterFebruary 29, 2012

OAKLAND, CA - JANUARY 07:  Devin Harris #5 of the Utah Jazz in action against the Golden State Warriors at Oracle Arena on January 7, 2012 in Oakland, California.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
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The Lakers have their pick of a growing litter to solve their biggest issue of the season, and that is the lack of a young prolific point guard. 

The Salt Lake Tribune reports the Utah Jazz are willing to make a move at the trade deadline and the deal could involve Devin Harris and reserve small forward C.J. Miles. 

That would be problem area one solved in Devin Harris and problem area two getting solved with the added depth of C.J. Miles. 

This brings us to some interesting things Royce Young of CBS Sports has to write. 

Still, you know who would probably love Harris? The Lakers. They desperately need point guard help and if they could offer up a first-round pick or a young asset, the Jazz might jump at it. But Utah knows the Lakers are needy, which drives the price up. 

The Lakers may ditch the idea of adding Miles—who may make the deal far more expensive than it's worth—but they can't ignore a talent like Harris. 

He may have hit hard times this season and is merely averaging just 9.3 points and 4.6 assists per game. Yet, we cannot forget that Harris was a budding star just a couple seasons ago. 

While the Lakers continue to toy with the likes of Ramon Sessions, another intriguing option is placed on the table ahead of the deadline. 

The Lakers continue to sit back and wait for the best option to fall in their lap. Meanwhile, a player like Sessions who may have been a good second option is being coveted by the Atlanta Hawks at the moment. 

The time to strike is now, and the best part is the price a player like Harris would yield. The Lakers could still keep their twin towers and compete with a guard who has proved to be top-tier in years past. 

This is a gamble, and there is no denying that. However, it's one that is needed at this crucial part of the season.