Los Angeles franchise acquires Washington Wizards power forward via transfer
Gold and Purple send Kendrick Nunn and three second rounds of the draft to DC to acquire his services
The first big move on the market for the Lakers. The Los Angeles franchise has listened to LeBron James’ wishes and made a move to shore up their team and move toward the playoffs Acquisition of Japanese power forward Rui Hachimura,
The former Wizard, who will be a restricted free agent in the summer, Kendrick did not reach a renewal agreement with Nunn and land in Washington and LA in exchange for three second rounds, as reported by ESPN journalist Adrian Wojnarowski. 2.03m power forward, who will be 25 next February, He was selected ninth overall in the draft by the Wizards in 2019,
Why do magicians pass him by?
In Washington they have come to the conclusion that His big bet on 3/4 would be Kyle Kuzma, The forward, who curiously came from the Lakers in the transfer of Russell Westbrook, will ask for a major renewal in the summer and the Capitals already have two key contracts in Bradley Beal and Kristaps Porzingis to top the total between the two. $82M in cap space for next season.
So that, The Wizards Prioritize Getting Rid Of The Japanese And Adding Capital In The Next Draft With the Bulls having a 2023 second-round pick, the Lakers having a 2029 second-round pick, and a 2028 second-round pick being the least favorable between the Wizards and the Lakers.
What will he bring to the Lakers?
Signing Hachimura doesn’t automatically add the Lakers to their fight to make the playoffs after a disastrous start to the season, but it does add them to a squad in need of points. With Rue, L.A. Connects A player with great scoring ability, able to open the court Triples from the 3 and 4 position, although this year it has decreased from 44% to 33% in the percentage of threes.
Despite the fact that it was not his best season, the Japanese adds an average of 13 points per game in 24 minutes on the track. with faith, it can be A key piece for the Lakers orphans of some of the offensive references on the court in LeBron James’ break during the general injury absence of Anthony Davis.