Lakers Acquire Former No. 9 Overall Pick In Trade With Wizards

The Los Angeles Lakers and Washington Wizards have completed the first deal of the NBA trade season, with the Lakers sending Kendrick Nunn and three second-round picks to DC in return for Rui Hachimura.

As reported by Jake Fischer of Yahoo Sports, the Lakers had originally offered Nunn and two second-round picks to Washington for Hachimura, according to his sources. But the Wizards were holding out for first-round value for their former lottery selection. A third second-rounder gets it done on Monday. 

Hachimura was the 9th overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft, and he's averaging 13.0 points and 4.3 rebounds as a reserve in 30 games this seasons. He’s a restricted free agent after the season, but according to Woj, the Lakers intend to sign him to a long-term deal. 

Nunn missed all of last season recovering from a knee injury, but was a 15 point a game scorer in two previous seasons before that. This year, the 27 year old is averaging 6.7 points for the Lakers, playing about 13.5 minutes per game.

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