NBA Trades: the Lakers add offensive firepower in possible 3-team deal with Hawks and Spurs
In the proposed 3-team deal between the Hawks, Lakers, and Spurs, the Hawks would receive Jalen Hood-Schifino, two future firsts, and Devonte Graham. Meanwhile, the Lakers would receive Dejounte Murray and Cedi Osman, while the Spurs would add D'Angelo Russell, a 2025 second from the Lakers via the Clippers, and a 2030 second. This five-player swap between three teams has a lot of moving parts.
The Hawks would clear significant cap space over the next four seasons, with Murray set to make around $30 million a year going forward. They would also add two future first-round picks—though it's unclear which ones they would be getting just yet due to Los Angeles' pick obligations to the New Orleans Pelicans—as well as 2023 first-round selection Hood-Schifino.
The Lakers would get a big upgrade at guard with Murray, who is having the most efficient season of his career. They would also add Osman, a useful offensive player who could provide a surprising boost as he has with the Spurs.
The Spurs would get an upgrade at starting point guard and a couple of second-round picks. There is a lot to like for each team but would all three agree to the potential deal? Let's find out next.