Answering nine big questions before the NBA trade deadline

Do the Lakers need to make changes before the trade deadline? (1:29)

Stephen A. Smith has reservations about the current Lakers squad as they struggle without LeBron James on the floor and suggests Derrick Rose and Dennis Schroder as viable trade options. (1:29)

What will happen at the 2020 NBA trade deadline, and what moves should teams make before Thursday?

The action has started to pick up this week, with the Houston Rockets, Atlanta Hawks, Minnesota Timberwolves and Denver Nuggets constructing a massive, 12-player trade involving Clint Capela and Robert Covington.

ESPN insiders Bobby Marks and Kevin Pelton answer the big questions heading toward deadline day, including what trades make the most sense for top contenders, how to value 2020 first-round picks, who are the underrated trade targets and more.