For the last several months, Los Angeles Lakers fans have been clamoring for the team to make a trade in order to become championship contenders and maximize whatever is left of LeBron James' productive years.
That desire intensified when the team started 2-10, but since then, it has won five of seven games and has started to look like a decent squad.
Its offense has trended upward, and Anthony Davis has been playing at the top of his game.
For those reasons, the Lakers probably won't execute a trade for several weeks, according to ESPN's Dave McMenamin.
In general, most trades are made after the start of January, so if L.A. doesn't do anything until then, it could simply be a function of what normally transpires throughout a season on the trade market.
On the other hand, if they continue to play relatively well and improve, the Lakers could find themselves with improved posture when it comes to trade negotiations.
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Story originally appeared on LeBron Wire