NBA 18/19: 3 Players the Lakers should target this month
The Los Angeles Lakers have managed to recover from a slow start to the season, and following their win over the Miami Heat, Luke Walton's men now sit fifth in the Western Conference standings.
LeBron James' individual performances have been the driving factor behind the Lakers fine form, although most NBA analysts believe that the team needs at least one more addition, in order to compete with the likes of the Oklahoma City Thunder and Golden State Warriors in the postseason.
The Los Angeles franchise is known to be gearing up to make a big move for a free agent such as Anthony Davis or Kawhi Leonard in the summer, although that has not stopped them from being linked to a number of stars this month. The Lakers have the assets to get trades done, so here are three players that the Lakers could trade in the coming weeks.
#3 Bradley Beal
Bradley Beal has spent his entire career with the Washington Wizards, after being drafted by the team six years ago. The Wizards have spent years building around Beal and their other All-Star, John Wall, although the team has never managed to make a serious Championship challenge with the All-Star duo.
Bradley Beal is still only 25, and the guard is widely seen as more of a complementary player than his ball-dominant teammate, John Wall. The playoffs seem like a big ask for the Wizards this season, and reports have claimed that the team is looking to offload both Beal and Wall.
The Lakers can add Beal this season, while also pursuing an All-Star free agent in 2019. A trade makes sense, as there are not many players available in the NBA that are averaging 22.9 points, 4.3 rebounds, and 4.3 assists.