Following their busy offseason, during which they acquired
Dwight Howard and Steve Nash, the Los Angeles Lakers have gotten off to a rough
start to the regular season. Still, general manager Mitch Kupchak told Steve Marcus of Newsday that the team has no plans on dealing any of its principal
players prior to this month’s trade deadline in order to jumpstart the season.
Asked about his remaining options to salvage this season, Kupchak said, "We will not make a trade. We will not trade Dwight Howard. We have no intention of making a trade. It's unlikely that we'll make any trade with any of our principal players. To make another change at this time of the year being behind the eight-ball like we are, I think that would just make it more difficult. The talent is there. We have to find our way."