The Los Angeles Lakers have made a big move to bolster their roster, trading for former lottery pick Rui Hachimura of the Washington Wizards. Sources have confirmed that the Lakers have agreed to a deal to acquire the forward, who was the ninth overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft.
The trade has also had an effect on the Phoenix Suns, who were reportedly interested in trading for Kyle Kuzma of the Lakers. However, the Rui Hachimura trade likely takes them out of the running for the forward.
ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported that the Lakers were acquiring Hachimura, and that the Wizards were sending a package of draft picks in return.
The move is sure to make waves in the NBA, as the Lakers look to make a run at another championship. Hachimura is a versatile player who can play both forward positions and has shown potential as a scorer.
The full details of the trade have yet to be announced, but it is sure to be a major story in the NBA. Stay tuned for updates as more information becomes available.