3 teams who could call the Toronto Raptors about possible Bruce Brown trade

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2. Los Angeles Lakers

The Lakers are perpetually connected to everyone when the trade deadline comes near, but Brown could be a player that makes sense for a defense-first coach like Darvin Ham, who is searching for anyone and everyone who can put the breaks on a tough losing streak.

The Raptors will likely be targeting young players and draft picks in exchange for Brown. Rui Hachimura seems like a perfect player to give up due to his reduced role this year and Toronto needed more power forwards after the Siakam move, but LA might not be keen on moving him.

Will the Los Angeles Lakers try to trade for Bruce Brown?

In a very extreme scenario, Jalen Hood-Schifino could be on the trade block. If LA can scrounge together enough salary filler to make this deal go through, Brown might be on his way. Based on how well he seems to fit in with the roster, Ujiri will need to be knocked off his feet with a potential offer.

Brown's status as a recently traded player means that he can't be aggregated with others in a trade in the near future, which could complicate any future deal. This trade partner is based on LA's fear of being viewed as sitting on their hands while LeBron James ages, as Brown will at least show an effort to improve the rotation.