The Los Angeles Lakers are off to a dismal begin however aren’t able to punt the 2022-23 season away simply but.
Based on Bleacher Report’s Chris Haynes, the Lakers “are identified to covet” Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal.
The Lakers have had an curiosity in Beal prior to now, however this explicit occasion comes with loads of questions.
Haynes factors out that Beal is beneath contract for 5 extra years with the Wizards, and his deal features a full no-trade clause. So, Beal must ask for a commerce out of Washington to facilitate a transfer to L.A. And that is solely step one.
Subsequent, the Lakers must put collectively a package deal to the Wizards’ liking, and proper now, they do not have many engaging belongings to supply.
This 12 months, Beal is averaging 21.6 factors, 5.7 assists and three.6 rebounds whereas capturing a career-high 52.1 p.c from the sector.
It is no shock the Lakers could be concerned about a transfer to inject some life into the workforce. With simply two wins over their first 11 video games, solely the Houston Rockets (2-10) are worse in league standings.
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