Lakers Urged to Trade for $55 Million 3-and-D Wing
While Alex Caruso and Zach LaVine continue to be the most talked-about players linked to the Los Angeles Lakers, there is a low-key deal they may make to fix their shooting troubles and shore up their defense.
Aside from the aforementioned Bulls players, Bleacher Report's Zach Buckley believes the Lakers should seek Brooklyn Nets 3-and-D wing Dorian Finney-Smith.
"Selecting a shooting location is a no-brainer, but L.A. should look for more than a specialist." "Dorian Finney-Smith could provide a knockdown shooter to this roster (career-high 45.4 percent from three this season) while also strengthening its defense,"
Buckley said.Finney-Smith, who is ranked last in 3-pointers made, averaging only 9.9 per game on a 29th-ranked 33.5% shooting,
could instantly come in and improve in that regard. Aside from his shooting ability, the 30-year-old veteran is one of the league's best perimeter defenders.
The Lakers, on the other hand, will face stiff competition if they pursue Finney-Smith.According to Hoopshype's Michael Scotto, the 6-foot-7 forward,
who is in the second year of a four-year, $55.6 million contract with a player option for the final year, has previously received interest from numerous playoff-caliber teams.
According to Scotto, his old team, the Dallas Mavericks, are among them, as are the Miami Heat, Philadelphia 76ers, and Memphis Grizzlies (before many injuries changed their course this season).
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