According to various NBA reports, Los Angeles Lakers will need to acquire a long-distance shooter. Sacramento Kings’ Bogdan Bogdanovic could be a perfect fit for the Lakers. The Lakers have now lost three games in a row, the last one without LeBron James. Though Anthony Davis and James are effectively leading the Lakers, Bogdanovic’s addition could increase the Lakers’ chances to reach the NBA Finals.
Bogdanovic is currently shooting 40.1% from beyond while scoring 14.6 points per game. According to reports, Bogdanovic could be another reliable shooter for the team. He could play as a shooting guard or small forward. Lakers could trade Kyle Kuzma for Bogdanovic. Reports suggest that Bogdan Bogdanovic will be a better fit with the team and players rather than Kyle Kuzma. However, trading Kuzma to the Sacramento Kings will also have risks. The young player is one of the Lakers’ best scorer and a fan favourite, which will make it difficult for the team to trade him.
The idea behind the trade will be to make sure that the Lakers bench will have some consistency. They only scored 4 points against the Bucks on Thursday night (Friday morning IST). Bogdanovic signed a three year $27 million deal with the Sacramento Kings.
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The combined powers of LeBron James and Anthony Davis will be enough for them to compete against anyone in the West. To maximise their chances, though, the Purple and Gold might benefit from the acquisition of another long-distance shooter. Enter Sacramento big man Bogdan Bogdanovic. He has been averaging 14.6 points and 3.9 assists on 43% shooting per game this NBA season. Some Lakers trade rumours about the Lakers targetting Andre Iguodala along with the Memphis Grizzlies were also making the rounds.