Originally posted on Laker Nation  |  Last updated 2/4/13

Photo Credit: Steve McCrankThis may come as news to many Laker fans, and it may have been expected by some as well, but GM Mitch Kupchak says he has no plans of making any big trades before the trade deadline this season.  Mitch was interviewed this morning and crushed any trade rumors that had been circulating by saying this:“We will not make a trade,” said Kupchak.  “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 behind the eight-ball like we are, I think that would make it more difficult.  The talent is there.  We have to find our way.”Kupchak clearly believes we have the coach and personel be a successful team and make it to the playoffs by season end.  Howard is in the final year of his contract and Lakers fans everywhere are hoping he signs with us long term before he leaves for free agency at the end of the season.  With the Lakers on a bit of a win streak and having won 5 of their last 6 games Mitch doesn’t want to make any drastic changes to mess up what seems to be clicking right now.  More about Kucpchak and his interview can be read here.Kupchak later went on to say that he supports D’Antoni and is happy with the progress so far:“We’re very happy with Mike D’Antoni,” Kupchak said. “I think when he took the job I think he thought Nash [fractured left leg] might be out a week or two. Not two months. Getting everybody on the same page took a little longer than expected. Not to say it’s been smooth sailing, that’s for sure.”It seems that everyone is safe for now and The Lakers don’t have any big trades looming.  Let’s hope The Lakers’ recent play continues and Lakers fans everywhere won’t be wishing by the end of the season that Mitch had made another blockbuster trade.The post Kupchak: No Trades in Lakers’ Immediate Future appeared first on Laker Nation.

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