At this point in the year, spotting the perfect trade is nearly impossible for L.A. We've yet to see this roster play together as it was envisioned, and finding weak spots is tough considering we have no clue what it looks like at full strength.
With the deadline approaching, the Lakers are under the spotlight. HoopsHype.com has them as the second-most talked-about team in rumors mentioned, while Pau Gasol is the No. 1 player in the same category.
Finding the perfect deal is going to be tough, but if the team can do it, it will improve not just immediately, but also deep into the future.