Nearly every player on the Los Angeles Lakers roster not named LeBron James found themselves in the rumor mill leading up to the Feb. 7 trade deadline, which may make for some awkward situations, as most of the roster remains intact.
This comes one day after Broderick Turner of the Los Angeles Times reported Johnson planned to meet with his players this weekend in Philadelphia to discuss the Anthony Davis rumors and would allow them to speak their minds.
Johnson also noted Saturday that trade rumors are a part of the business side of professional sports.
Los Angeles reportedly made a number of offers to the New Orleans Pelicans for Davis, including one that featured essentially half of its roster.
While the trade rumors have the potential to affect team chemistry, Johnson wants his players to focus on the task at hand, and that's to snap the franchise's five-year playoff drought.