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NBA: Lakers get Rui Hachimura from Wizards for Kendrick Nunn, picks


FILE – LeBron James #6 of the Los Angeles Lakers seems on subsequent to Rui Hachimura #8 of the Washington Wizards in the course of the first half at Capital One Area on March 19, 2022 in Washington, DC. Patrick Smith/Getty Photos/AFP

The Los Angeles Lakers finalized a deal to ship guard Kendrick Nunn and three second-round draft picks to the Washington Wizards to amass ahead Rui Hachimura on Monday.

Hachimura, 24, is averaging 13.0 factors and 4.3 rebounds in 30 video games off the Wizards’ bench this season.

“Including each dimension and depth to the wing place has been a aim, and the prospect to perform that by buying a participant with Rui’s two-way expertise and upside was a chance that doesn’t current itself usually,” Lakers basic supervisor Rob Pelinka mentioned in a launch.

Hachimura was the No. 9 general choose within the 2019 NBA Draft. He began all 105 video games he performed in over his first two seasons with the Wizards earlier than being relegated to a reserve function. The native of Japan has averaged 13.0 factors and 5.1 rebounds per recreation for his profession.

Nunn, 27, is averaging 6.7 factors and 13.5 minutes in 39 video games (two begins) with the Lakers this season. He has profession averages of 13.0 factors, 2.6 rebounds and a couple of.5 assists per recreation in 162 video games (113 begins) with the Miami Warmth (2019-21) and Lakers.

Each gamers made the All-Rookie staff in 2019-20.

“Kendrick has proven the power to be a stable perimeter menace who can present immediate offense as a reserve,” Wizards president Tommy Sheppard mentioned in a launch. “He has confirmed to be a beneficial contributor throughout his younger profession, most notably as key function participant serving to Miami make a run to the Finals.”

Washington can also be buying the Chicago Bulls’ 2023 second-round choose, the much less favorable second-round choose between the Lakers and Wizards in 2028 and the Lakers’ 2029 second-rounder.

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