Magic Johnson said he planned to bring the Los Angeles Lakers back together amid trade rumors as they push for a playoff spot.

"It's a part of business, it's a part of being a professional athlete. I'm going to hug 'em and tell them that we got to come together and our goal is still in reach, which is to make the playoffs," said Johnson.

The Lakers added Reggie Bullock and Mike Muscala at the trade deadline.

"I love our team. I love the guys. It's a tough part of our business whether you're mentioned in trade talk, or you get job is to make sure we stay together as a team and stay focused on the goal, which is to make the playoffs."