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The trade deadline has come and gone, and to the surprise of no one, the Lakers did not manage to clear any additional cap space by finding someone to take on Luol Deng and the rest of the four-year, $72 million contract that he signed in 2016.

Here’s some of what president of basketball operations Magic Johnson had to say when asked whether there were any trade talks there:

“Hahahah [editor’s note: rough transcription], we wish, huh? No, that didn’t happen. Thanks, though. You wanna make a move for us?”


Keep wishing.

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