The Los Angeles Lakers (hereafter referred to as the Lakers) have narrowed down their trade targets.
Journalist Shams Canaria of The Athletic reported on the morning of the 3rd (Korean time) that the Lakers have set Toronto players, Bojan Bogdanovic and Buddy Hiel as potential targets for the trade.
All of the guys Shams mentioned are players who can create a storm in this trade market and have the strengths the Lakers want.
Earlier, on the 24th of last month, the Lakers brought Rui Hachimura to reinforce their power. Hachimura was a perfect fit for the sizeable big wing the Lakers wanted so much, and he managed to coexist with LeBron James and Anthony Davis without difficulty.
What remains for the Lakers now is the shooter reinforcement, which has been pointed out throughout the season.
The Lakers want OG Anunobi, Fred VanVleet and Gary Trent Jr. from Toronto. First of all, Anunobi is a 3&D (three-point shooting and defense) type player who is 6 feet 7 inches, 232 pounds (201 cm, 105 kg) in the league. Above all, he boasts an all-round defensive range to the extent that he ranks high in most defensive indicators, and his 3-point shooting is also decent as he recorded a career-high 37.1% (5.2 attempts).
However, in order to acquire Anunobi, you will have to give up resources such as the Lakers’ biggest assets, first round picks in 2027 and 2029, Patrick Beverly, Ronnie Walker IV and Max Christie. In addition, even if the Lakers pack these products, they are at a level that is far behind competitors who want Anunobi.
VanVleet is a resource with a 3-point shot as he becomes the leading. In particular, Van Vleet boasts a sense of stability that he commits only 1.8 turnovers while producing 6.6 assists. He is a hexagonal player who can shoot anywhere, has the ability to break through, and even defends. 스포츠토토
Year Trent Jr. is 6ft 5in, 209lbs (196cm, 94kg), a 3&D resource like the Anunobi. He has decent defense, shooting ability to attempt 7.2 3-pointers per game (37.2% success rate), and explosive power to record 44 points (career high). Accordingly, Toronto wants at least one first-round pick each in exchange for VanVleet and Trent Jr.
Bogdanovic and Heald have been playing as the most accurate 3-point shooters in the league this season. First of all, Bogdanovic has excellent offensive skills enough to record an average of 21.4 points this season. In addition, he made 2.7 assists as a resource to become an auxiliary lead, and boasts a hot fingertip sensation with a 3-point success rate of 41.6% (5.9 attempts).
Heald is a 3-point shooter, second only to Stephen Curry-Klay Thompson, who made the most 3-pointers (179) in the league this season. He boasts sophisticated shooting ability with a success rate of 42.5 percent while attempting an average of 8.9 3-pointers per game. He, like Bogdanovich, also has the advantage of being an assistant lead.
The two are also in a situation where their team wants at least one future first round nomination. So, no matter which trade they make, the Lakers are expected to bleed a lot, but they are players with clear advantages.
Meanwhile, the Lakers will face Indiana in an away game held at the Gainbridge Field House at 9:00 am on the 3rd.