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Bucks Pair Giannis With AD, Lakers Find a 2nd Option That Compliments LeBron More, Knicks Move Rose To a Contender


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Lakers

Lakers

+3 players ($55.0m) +3 picks,
Cap Impact + $3.9M
  • Derrick Rose
    Derrick Rose
    PG, 6' 3", -0.47 LEBRON
    Secondary Ball Handler

    $14.5M

    2yrs

    20
  • Khris Middleton
    Khris Middleton
    SF, 6' 7", 1.58 LEBRON
    Shot Creator

    $37.9M

    2yrs

    17
  • MarJon Beauchamp
    MarJon Beauchamp
    SF, 6' 6"

    $2.4M

    4yrs

    17
  • draft-pick-player

    2029 - Round 1

    17
  • draft-pick-player

    2025 - Round 2

    via IND
    17
  • draft-pick-player

    2023 - Round 2

    via CLE or GSW
    17

-2  Wins

-60.55  MPG

-0.48  Off.

-2.75  Def.

Bucks

Bucks

+1 player ($38.0m),
Cap Impact - $2.4M
  • Anthony Davis
    Anthony Davis
    PF, 6' 10", 2.6 LEBRON
    Post Scorer

    $37.9M

    3yrs

    14

-1  Wins

+35.10  MPG

-0.64  Off.

+1.65  Def.

Knicks

Knicks

+1 player ($13.0m),
Cap Impact - $1.5M
  • Patrick Beverley
    Patrick Beverley
    PG, 6' 1", 1.74 LEBRON
    Primary Ball Handler

    $13.0M

    1yr

    14

+3  Wins

+0.99  MPG

+1.12  Off.

+1.10  Def.


Los Angeles Lakers x Milwaukee Bucks | Trade Explanation

Anthony Davis has struggled to stay on the court ever since joining the LA Lakers in 2019. It would be understandable if the Lakers decide to trade Davis for a more reliable player. The latest rumors suggest that a former NBA champion is the ideal acquisition in exchange for Davis.

In an interview with Sean Deveney of Heavy Sports, an anonymous Western Conference executive named Khris Middleton of the Milwaukee Bucks as a target. The executive explained that Middleton compliments LeBron James, but that could lead to a big hole down the middle for the Lakers.


New York Knicks x Los Angeles Lakers | Trade Explanation

Getting James a point guard who can shoot is the point of this deal. In all likelihood, the Lakers would start Rose and continue using Westbrook as a sixth man following this deal.

The Knicks don’t necessarily covet Beverley here. They’re simply moving on from Rose. Allegedly, there’s a mutual interest in parting between the two parties. Rose has fallen out of New York’s rotation after adding Jalen Brunson in free agency. The Knicks seem intent on moving him to a better situation. Meanwhile, Beverley hasn’t met expectations as a Laker this year either. That’s fine. He remains a significantly better defensive guard than Rose.


The Los Angeles Lakers Starting Lineup After The Trade

PG Dennis Schroder

SG Derrick Rose

SF Khris Middleton

PF LeBron James

C Thomas Bryant


The Los Angeles Lakers Bench Rotation After The Trade

PG Russell Westbrook

SG Kendrick Nunn

SF MarJon Beauchamp

PF Troy Brown Jr.

C Wenyen Gabriel


The New York Knicks Bench Rotation After The Trade

PG Patrick Beverley

SG Immanuel Quickley

SF Evan Fournier

PF Obi Toppin

C Isaiah Hartenstein



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