Lakers hope LeBron James returns against Clippers on Thursday

Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports

These odds are pretty much what you'd probably expect now.

The Los Angeles Lakers are trying to decide whether to throw a pebble or boulder into the National Basketball Association trade waters.

They also have dreams of trading for Anthony Davis, although that won't happen until next year at the earliest, and want to keep their money in their pocket for a max deal for one of those superstars.

Los Angeles is now mired in a three-game losing skid and has dropped 10 of its past 15 contests.

Walton said James, a four-time NBA Most Valuable Player, had been working with his own doctors as well as team doctors and training staff as he recovers from a groin injury suffered in the Lakers' holiday win over the Golden State Warriors.

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The Lakers "have been determined" to trade for Davis, according to a report from ESPN.

What they have clearly lacked all season, however, is a spot-up shooter that can hit from beyond the arc at a consistent click. "Hopefully we can get them back for tomorrow's game".

Other names included in possible trade discussions include Ivica Zubac and Mo Wagner.

Josh Hart is averaging 9.2 points and 4.1 rebounds a game over an average of 27.3 minutes a game. Forget about Lonzo Ball and Brandon Ingram for now because it is Kyle Kuzma who is becoming the best young star on this entire team. Washington Wizards guard Trevor Ariza, Miami Heat guard Wayne Ellington, Orlando Magic swingman Terrence Ross and Memphis Grizzlies swingman Garrett Temple are under consideration to fill that need, a Lakers source told Oram. The goal of both options is to propel the Lakers into the playoffs, and avoid the embarrassment of missing the postseason in the first year of their LeBron James era.

For what it's worth, the odds on where Davis will play at the start of the 2019-20 season still point to the Lakers over the Celtics.

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