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LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers are within striking distance of the top of the Western Conference and they might just need one or two pieces to be a legitimate playoff contender. While players like Kevin Durant have stated openly that no major star really wants to play second fiddle [VIDEO] to LeBron in today's NBA, there are some majorly talented players that might find winning an NBA title [VIDEO] around LeBron to be well worth it.

The news broke this week that the Los Angeles Lakers have their eyes on Trevor Ariza, but new rumors indicate that he isn't the only player that the Lakers are considering making a trade for.

Lakers and Ariza

The Los Angeles Lakers interest in Trevor Ariza started hitting the news this week. ESPN reported that the Lakers started talking to the Phoenix Suns about Ariza already.

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The big name that Los Angeles could trade away to gain a player like Ariza is Kentavious Caldwell-Pope.

Saturday is the first time the NBA trade could go through. The problem is that the trade would need a third team to take on Caldwell-Pope. The Suns prefer to get a "playmaking guard" and a draft asset for Ariza.

Trevor Ariza, 33, played with the Houston Rockets the last few seasons and is someone that the Rockets really miss this year. This season he is averaging 9.7 points, 5,5 rebounds and 3.3 assists, which is about average for his career. Bringing in Ariza would possibly mean a future Los Angeles Lakers trade involving Brandon Ingram or Kyle Kuzma.

Wayne Ellington

The Miami Heat are sitting right outside of the Eastern Conference playoffs right now, and while Dwyane Wade might like one more chance to make a playoff run, the Heat might want to unload Wayne Ellington for some draft picks.

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Miami would be willing to listen to trade offers in order to send Ellington to a team that could offer him a better shot at the playoffs. He is currently averaging 10 points per game and is hitting 38-1-percent of his threes. He did play in Los Angeles back in 2014 and was someone that had a lot of Lakers fans during that season.

Wayne Ellington is now one of the best three-point shooters in the NBA -- comparable to names like Stephen Curry, Paul George and Klay Thompson.

Terrence Ross

The third name on the list is Terrence Ross. The Orlando Magic might be willing to move him, but at the age of 27 and averaging 14.1 points per game, he is someone that the Los Angeles Lakers might need to give up too much to obtain. He is shooting a career-high 56.8 this season.

The Lakers could trade for Ariza and Ellington both. There is no way they can get Ariza if they also try to trade for Ross.