Lakers agree to deal for Wizards’ Rui Hachimura


The Los Angeles Lakers have agreed to a deal to acquire Washington Wizards forward Rui Hachimura for Kendrick Nunn and three second-round picks, sources told ESPN on Monday.

The deal includes a 2023 second-round pick via Chicago, the Lakers’ own in 2029 and the less favorable of Wizards and Lakers 2028 second-round picks, sources said.

Hachimura, 24, had grown unhappy without a rookie contract extension in the preseason and became less of a priority with the emergence of Kyle Kuzma in the Wizards’ frontcourt.

He was the ninth overall pick out of Gonzaga in the 2019 NBA draft and is averaging 3 points and 4.3 rebounds this season.

Hachimura will bring shooting help to the Lakers roster. He’s shot 41.3% on catch-and-shoot t3-pointers over the past seasons, according to ESPN’s Stats & Information research.

Source : ESPN