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NBA Rumors: LA Lakers planning to replace Danny Green with Wesley Matthews, Danilo Gallinari on Miami Heat's radar

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Milwaukee Bucks v Los Angeles Lakers
Evan Tiwari
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Modified 16 Nov 2020, 00:38 IST
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The LA Lakers have injected life in a so-far dull off-season, as news breaks that the franchise is set to acquire OKC Thunder point guard Dennis Schroeder in exchange for Danny Green and their 28th pick in the NBA Draft 2020. Other players and teams are expected to be active as well, with various NBA Rumors surrounding the futures of OKC Thunder's Danilo Gallinari and Wesley Matthews of the Milwaukee Bucks. In the latest NBA Rumors round-up, we take a look at the latest update regarding their situation.

NBA Rumors: LA Lakers planning to replace Danny Green with Wesley Matthews

2020 NBA Finals - Game Six
2020 NBA Finals - Game Six

After a decent stint with the Milwaukee Bucks, veteran swingman Wesley Matthews is set to switch destinations this offseason, as per the latest NBA Rumors. According to Marc Stein of the New York Times, Matthews is currently being targeted by the LA Lakers, who are looking to replace the outgoing Danny Green. 

Matthews is set to sign on a cheap deal and will be a huge help to the LA Lakers in terms of managing their cap space. The sharpshooter offers valuable wing play, and is adept at knocking down his threes and plays effective perimeter defense. Matthews will operate in a similar role to Danny Green, and at a much cheaper contract. 

Also read: NBA Trade Rumors: "If they make the right decision, I'll be there for many years" Giannis Antetokounmpo on future with Milwaukee Bucks

Miami Heat exploring ways to make a move for Danilo Gallinari

Houston Rockets v Oklahoma City Thunder - Game Four
Houston Rockets v Oklahoma City Thunder - Game Four

Miami Heat had a superb 2019-20 NBA season as the team reached the finals, exceeding all expectations in the process. The Heat's General Manager Pat Riley set off multiple NBA Rumors by revealing the team is looking to be active in the offseason. According to the latest reports,the Heat are planning to swoop for OKC Thunder stretch big Danilo Gallinari. 

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NBA Rumors had earlier revealed that Gallinari is set to leave the OKC Thunder as a free agent, and will be a coveted target this offseason. Gallinari is one of the best shooters in the league at the power forward position and is a switchable presence on the defensive end.

Miami Heat will be aiming to repeat their finals run next season, and the front office has already displayed their ambition by planning a move for Danilo Gallinari.

Also read: NBA Trade Rumors: LA Lakers looking to go all out by acquiring DeMar DeRozan; ready to give up Danny Green and Kyle Kuzma

Published 16 Nov 2020, 00:38 IST
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