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Lakers Acquire a PNR Finisher, Wizards Move Further Toward a Rebuild


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+1 player ($12.4m) +1 pick,
Cap Impact + $1.0M

+ 0  Wins

-48.86  MPG

+2.77  Off.

+3.27  Def.

Lakers Land Daniel Gafford

Wizards Receive:
  • Jarred Vanderbilt

  • Taurean Prince

  • Cam Reddish

  • First-Round Pick Swap

The distant pick swap is the most important piece of this puzzle. Once again – James is aging. The Lakers may not be a contender in 2029. By contrast, that’s plenty of time for Washington to rebuild. If this swap conveys, it could be invaluable for the Wizards. For now, they should be focused on rebuilding.


Washington Wizards Potential Rotation

PG Tyus Jones

SG Jordan Poole

SF Corey Kispert

PF Kyle Kuzma

C Jarred Vanderbilt


PG Delon Wright

SG Cam Reddish

SF Bilal Coulibaly

PF Deni Avdija

C Mike Muscala

Lakers Receive:
  • Daniel Gafford

Gafford is a solid primary rim protector. He’s also a great pick-and-roll finisher who will complement both James and D’Angelo Russell. Gafford is the best player in this deal, and he’s worth the cost that the Lakers are paying for him here.


Los Angeles Lakers Potential Rotation

PG D'Angelo Russell

SG Austin Reaves

SF LeBron James

PF Anthony Davis

C Daniel Gafford


PG Gabe Vincent

SG Jalen Hood-Schifino

SF Max Christie

PF Rui Hachimura

C Jaxson Hayes

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