The LA Lakers and Washington Wizards are reportedly discussing a possible trade. This will allow the Lakers clear cap space for another max-contract player.
Anonymous sources told pay per head reviews and news sites that Lakers will send Issac Bonga, Moritz Wagner, Jemerrio Jones, and a second-round pick to the Wizards as part of the deal that will send Davis to LA. The Wizards will pay the Pelicans with an undisclosed amount for the deal.
Sources want to remain anonymous at press time because the trade agreement can’t be finalized until July 6. However, many sports news outlets have already reported about the deal. The Laker clear cap space by getting rid of the contracts of the three players. In addition, Davis is waiving $4 million in the trade to help ease the Lakers’ cap.
Lakers Clear Cap Space
With comfortable cap space, the Lakers can get a max contract superstar or spread the cap space with different players. In fact, the latter might be the smarter choice because the team needs to fill its roster, according to the best sportsbook software provider.
After the trade, the Lakers will only have LeBron, Davis, Kuzma under contract for the next season. In addition, they have several restricted free agents. Earlier this month, the Lakers agreed to get Davis from the Pelicans for three players and three future first-round draft picks.
The Lakers used on one of those picks to draft De’Andre Hunter this year. He will go to New Orleans and then sent to the Atlanta Hawks.
To date, a total of six players and four draft picks were the price Los Angeles paid for Davis. However, it is not a ten player for one trade because the cap space allows the Lakers to bring at least another player. Some sports betting software operators are already accepting wagers on the next player the Lakers will get during the off-season.