They are comfortably perched atop the Western Conference standings with a record of 36-10 (the second-seeded Clippers are 3.5 games back), which has them on pace to win 64 plus games for the season.
Just because the Lakers are performing up to expectations does not mean they could not improve by making a deal prior to the Feb. 6 trade deadline. A possible under the radar trade target who could make an impact with the purple and gold is Golden State Warrior's guard/forward Glenn Robinson III.
Take note: Glenn Robinson, the six-year man from the University of Michigan, is amidst a career-year in Golden State. Coach Steve Kerr's squad has been plagued by injuries (most notably to Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson), and thus the 26-year-old was presented with an opportunity unlike any other in his pro tenure.
Prior to this season, Robinson's most minutes played per game for a campaign was just 20.7, though in 2019-20 he is averaging 31.8 which has led to him achieving career-highs across the board. In 45 contests (all as a starter), Glenn Robinson is scoring 12.5 points, grabbing 4.8 boards and dishing out 1.6 assists.
After an up and down start to his NBA journey, Glenn Robinson has proven that he belongs, his scoring ability could allow him to thrive off the bench for the Lakers.
One of Los Angeles' few weaknesses is their inability to knock down the 3-pointer with much regularity, they rank 21st in the league in triples made and 24th in attempts. Glenn Robinson can stretch the defense and score from the outside; that could allow the team's subpar 3-point numbers to rise instantly. He is netting the long-range bomb with impressive accuracy, 40 percent of them have fallen on 3.4 tries nightly.
For comparison, only one Laker is converting 3's at a more efficient rate, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (43%). This lack of shooters on the roster could come back to bite the storied franchise, especially considering their goal is to raise another banner, and those in the way of their pursuits such as the Clippers and Milwaukee Bucks score from deep more frequently and with better efficiency.
Robinson's skill set is suited to provide Los Angeles with assistance in what may be their only glaring frailty. In order to combat the plethora of 3-point threats on most of the NBA's title contenders, LA should seriously consider acquiring the 6'6″ marksman. Robinson has the potential to be a difference-maker in today's 3-pointer predicated style of play.