Friday, September 29, 2023

The Pistons-Lakers trade that would send Bojan Bogdanovic to Los Angeles

The Los Angeles Lakers have needed a perimeter shooter for several seasons, and if they want to win the ring in the 2023-24 season, they will need to find a player with those traits on the trade market.

The Californians were the sixth-worst team in the entire NBA with a three-point percentage of 34.6% and the third-worst team in the West in this statistic, ahead of only the San Antonio Spurs and the Houston Rockets.

Given these statistics, there is one name that can contribute in this regard: Croatian Bojan Bogdanovic, who has been involved in numerous trade rumors since the last competition.

The digital portal NBA Analysis Network mentions the possibility of Bogdanovic coming to Los Angeles from the Detroit Pistons in exchange for D’Angelo Russell, Maxwell Lewis and two second-round draft picks, one in 2024 and the other in 2025.

The Detroit Pistons would be willing to accept this offer as all of the previous offers they received for the Bosnian were future players and draft picks. This time they would finally be rewarded with an equal player like Russell, but is this trade worth accepting?

Bogdanovic is a 34-year-old player who makes $20 million a year, three more than Russell, but his style of play would fit perfectly with coach Darvin Ham’s expectations.

The Balkan striker would be a great figure. Last year he had his best season in history in terms of average points per game at 21.6, the same goes for assists at 2.6, in addition to his successful field goal percentage (49%). It’s a risk to get rid of a 27-year-old player like Russell for a player seven years older, but only the Croatian has what the Californians are looking for.

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