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Time for a change trade. Rozier/Beverly to MIN, Russell/Oubre/Plumlee to LAL, Westbrook/Reid/Nowell/Picks to CHAR


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Lakers

Lakers

+3 players ($53.1m),
Cap Impact - $7.0M
  • Mason Plumlee
    Mason Plumlee
    C, 6' 11", -0.08 LEBRON
    Roll + Cut Big

    $9.0M

    1yr

    4
  • D'Angelo Russell
    D'Angelo Russell
    PG, 6' 4", 0.44 LEBRON
    Primary Ball Handler

    $31.3M

    1yr

    18
  • Kelly Oubre Jr.
    Kelly Oubre Jr.
    SF, 6' 7", -0.81 LEBRON
    Stationary Shooter

    $12.6M

    1yr

    4

+2  Wins

+23.04  MPG

-0.16  Off.

-1.03  Def.

Timberwolves

Timberwolves

+2 players ($34.5m),
Cap Impact - $752K
  • Patrick Beverley
    Patrick Beverley
    PG, 6' 1", 1.74 LEBRON
    Primary Ball Handler

    $13.0M

    1yr

    14
  • Terry Rozier
    Terry Rozier
    PG, 6' 1", 1.82 LEBRON
    Primary Ball Handler

    $21.4M

    4yrs

    4

+3  Wins

-4.34  MPG

+0.55  Off.

+2.57  Def.

Hornets

Hornets

+3 players ($50.9m) +2 picks,
Cap Impact + $7.7M
  • Russell Westbrook
    Russell Westbrook
    PG, 6' 3", -1 LEBRON
    Shot Creator

    $47.0M

    1yr

    14
  • Jaylen Nowell
    Jaylen Nowell
    SG, 6' 4", 0.2 LEBRON
    Secondary Ball Handler

    $1.9M

    1yr

    18
  • Naz Reid
    Naz Reid
    C, 6' 9", -0.2 LEBRON
    Stretch Big

    $1.9M

    1yr

    18
  • draft-pick-player

    2027 - Round 1

    14
  • draft-pick-player

    2023 - Round 2

    via NYK
    18

-6  Wins

-18.70  MPG

-0.39  Off.

-1.54  Def.

Three teams off to a rough start this season get together on a trade that will hopefully change their fortunes.

Los Angeles finds a taker for Russ while landing a new PG in Russell, Center in Plumlee and a wing in Oubre that could all end up in the starting lineup with Lebron and AD. LA holds on to all its cap space for next year plus will have bird rights on all 3 players they acquired. The Lakers would also send whatever cash they have available to trade (could be up to &6M) to the Hornets to make up the difference in salaries both teams took on

LAKERS POTENTIAL DEPTH CHART AFTER TRADE

PG: Russell/Schroeder

SG: Walker/Reaves

SF: Oubre/Brown

PF: James/Toscano

C: Davis/Plumlee

Minnesota shakes things up after a rough start by getting an above average, in his prime long term PG with a very reasonable contract in Rozier & bringing back Beverly who was the heart and soul of the Minnesota team last year to toughen up the teams defense.

With the open roster spot MIN would sign FA C Hassan Whiteside to a one year minimum contract.

WOLVES POTENTIAL DEPTH CHART AFTER TRADE

C: Gobert/Whiteside

PF: Towns/Anderson

SF: McDaniels/Prince

SG: Edwards/Forbes

PG: Rozier/Beverly

Charlotte become the first team to officially start the tank for Wembanyama and help insure they hold on to their 2023 #1 pick that could potentially go to the Spurs (its top 16 protected). CHA lands an unprotected #1 in '27 from LA, along with a potential top 40 pick next year for taking on Westbrooks contract while also picking up 2 intriguing young talents in Reid who could take over as the starting C & Nowell who could start at SG. Both will be RFA's after the season so could easily be brought back if they thrive for the Hornets.

HORNETS POTENTIAL DEPTH CHART AFTER TRADE

C: Reid/Richards

PF: Washington/Thor

SF: Heyward/McDaniels

SG: Nowell/Bouknight

PG: Ball/Smith Jr.


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