1. Los Angeles Lakers
The Los Angeles Lakers are absolutely rolling thus far this season and it might not seem like the team needs to add anything, that they have the perfect formula to win now and keep winning. The Lakers are 22-3, and while they have not had the toughest schedule in the world, they still do have some impressive wins over great teams.
The one area that the Los Angeles Lakers could use some improvement in is the three-point shooting. Danny Green has really been the only reliable and consistent three-point shooter for the team this season and having that one extra off-ball shooter could be huge for the Lakers.
To be fair, though, the Lakers have overcome a slow start from beyond the arc and have been shooting lights out to move closer to the top of the NBA leaderboards.
The one caveat is that Redick does not necessarily fit the Lakers’ defensive-minded team but he won’t be a complete liability, especially if he is sharing the backcourt with either Avery Bradley or Danny Green. If all three are on the court, he would be just fine.
Finding a trade package that works financially between both teams is the biggest hurdle to overcome and it might have to include Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, who Laker fans were hating early on but have since come to appreciate because of the defense he offers.
Regardless of what the team does to make it work in terms of contracts, the Pelicans are going to have to get some sort of future return in this. Perhaps they could change the draft protections on some of the future picks and include Talen Horton-Tucker in the trade.
The Pelicans might be able to get more from other teams, though, so I would say this is the least likely of the three.