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Lakers Trade Rumors: Raymond Felton For Steve Blake?

The Los Angeles Lakers are trying to make a move to solidify their NBA title hopes, and that almost certainly revolves around the point guard position. Derek Fisher is quickly fading toward retirement, and can't be counted on to stop most point guards in the league anymore. Steve Blake is a solid enough backup, but he hasn't really produced at the level that most Laker fans would've liked to see from their secondary point option.

So the Lakers are ready to make a move. Chris Haynes of CSN Northwest reports on one potential deal that could make a lot of sense for them.

A league source has informed that the Los Angeles Lakers and the Portland Trail Blazers have had "exploratory talks" regarding Trail Blazers' guard Raymond Felton.

According to the source, talks have been ongoing for weeks and it is likely to involve Lakers' guard Steve Blake in the deal.

Felton makes sense. He isn't playing too well right now, but he's more than capable of producing once he gets going. He wouldn't be asked to handle the ball too much in the big-oriented offense the Lakers run, and would defer on offense to Kobe Bryant, Pau Gasol and Andrew Bynum. The Lakers offense should benefit if Felton can provide them with anything remotely useful.

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