It is a satisfactory power reinforcement.
On the morning of the 9th (Korean time), the Lakers definitely upgraded their power through a triangular trade with Minnesota and Utah.
The goal of the price they paid is Russell Westbrook and future nominations. In exchange for this, they recruited three players who could definitely play an active part in the rotation. Each player is different, and he is the type of player the Lakers haven’t seen before. That’s why the Lakers’ rotation is certain to be much more varied.
First we see D’Angelo Russell. He was the second overall pick by the Lakers in the 2015 draft. He didn’t see the light as a prospect playing for the Lakers, but later moved to the Brooklyn Nets and succeeded in being reborn as the team’s ace.
While playing for the Minnesota Timberwolves this season, he was averaging 17.9 points, 6.2 assists, 46% shooting percentage and 39% 3-point shooting per game. He has good volume stats, but his efficiency is also decent. In particular, Russell먹튀검증 recorded this while playing with heavy ball handler Anthony Edwards. The off-the-ball movement is also quite good. Usually, when a team’s ace player moves to the 3rd or 4th option within the team, he suffers from a decrease in ball possession time, but Russell is unlikely to suffer from such difficulties.
Then you can pick Malik Beasley. It is a sharp shooter that guarantees three 3-pointers per game. At the beginning of his debut, he did not stand out as a shooter, but in the last 4 seasons, he has attempted 8 or more 3-pointers per game and has made 3 or more each. His career 3-point shooting percentage reaches 38%.
Beasley’s performance this season was 13.4 points, 3.6 rebounds and 3.1 3-pointers per game. He’s expected to be a huge force on the Lakers’ perimeter.
Lastly, we can’t forget Jared Vanderbilt. It is a big man who started to see the light from the 2021-2022 season after being nominated in the second round in the 2018 draft. Guaranteed playing time from the 2021-2022 season, he averaged 6.9 points and 8.4 rebounds, and became a hot topic by grabbing 2.9 offensive rebounds per game. His playing time averages 25 minutes. Taking 3 offensive rebounds per 25 minutes shows his fighting spirit at once.
He is averaging 8.3 points and 7.9 rebounds this season while playing 24.1 minutes per game. Average offensive rebound is 2.3.
Vanderbilt’s biggest strength is that he can contribute greatly to the team even though he doesn’t have a long ball possession time. It is evaluated that he is a big man optimized for the Lakers roster with a large number of heavy ball handlers. In particular, he has high expectations for what he will show as Anthony Davis’ partner.
The evaluation of this Lakers trade is very good. There are few media outlets that give negative reviews. You made a really great trade. He has the good pieces, and it will be up to the coaching staff to put them together. Although the Lakers are located in 13th place in the West, they quickly rose to prominence in the playoffs. It’s such a powerful power upgrade.