Wizards sell Rui Hachimura to the Lakers


In exchange for Hachimura, Washington is getting Kendrick Nunn and three picks in the second round from Los Angeles.


Wizards sell Rui Hachimura to the Lakers
Wizards sell Rui Hachimura to the Lakers



The Washington Wizards gave forward Rui Hachimura to the Los Angeles Lakers in exchange for guard Kendrick Nunn and three second-round picks, the Lakers said Monday. 




Rob Pelinka, the vice president of basketball operations and general manager for the Los Angeles Lakers, said, "We're excited to have Rui and his family join us." "It was a goal to add both size and depth to the wing position, and the chance to do that by getting a player with Rui's two-way skills and potential wasn't something that comes up very often. We want to thank Kendrick Nunn and his family for his time as a Laker, and we wish him the best for the future. 


This season, Hachimura has played in 30 games for the Wizards, all of them as a reserve. He has averaged 13.1 points per game, shooting 49% from the field and 34% from 3-point range. In the 2019 draft, he was the ninth pick.


Nunn is in his fourth season in the NBA and his second with the Lakers. He missed the whole season last year because of a knee injury. In 39 games this season, 37 of which were as a substitute, he has averaged 6.7 points.

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