When you have a team that features Kobe Bryant, Pau Gasol and Andrew Bynum, you should be set. Unfortunately for the Lakers, they aren't. And some of y'all may be asking why that is entirely plausible.
The Lakers have no point guard. They are struggling, and if they want any hope at winning a championship, they need to make a move before or at the trade deadline.
It is abundantly clear that Derek Fisher is getting older by the second. He's never been that classic point guard that will get you 10 assists per game, but he has been a quality starter for many years. He's also a great teammate, so what more can you ask for?
Well, you can probably ask for better numbers. The Arkansas native has started all 36 games and is currently averaging just 5.6 points per game, his lowest total since his rookie season. Additionally, he's averaging 3.5 assists per game, which is up from last season, but when you have Kobe Bryant on your team, you should be doing a lot more with the basketball.
Fisher's back-up, Steve Blake, is actually doing slightly better than Fisher, but he's not the answer either. Despite logging in almost 25 minutes per contest, Blake is currently totaling 6.6 points and 3.1 assists per game.
Combined, the two point guards are averaging 6.6 assists per game. Thirteen players, including Steve Nash, Rajon Rondo, Mike Conley, LeBron James and even Andre Miller, have surpassed those numbers by themselves. Other players, such as Ty Lawson, Raymond Felton and Jarrett Jack, are accumulating at least six assists per contest.
Needless to say, the Lakers need help at point guard, but they still have a decent amount of time to figure it out.
In this slideshow, I will feature point guards the Lakers should consider, along with possible trades, with the help of ESPN's NBA Trade Machine.