Nowadays it seems like every NBA organization wants to form a three-star super team.
The Los Angeles Lakers already have two superstars in LeBron James and Anthony Davis.
However, the team is still missing that big third option despite trying to pull off some blockbuster trades last offseason.
The upcoming free agent market isn’t loaded, so the Lakers could use some of their current talent in order to acquire a third superstar.
Zach Buckley of Bleacher Report believes that the Lakers could be interested in trading Kyle Kuzma over to the Brooklyn Nets this offseason.
There have been some interesting rumors going around involving a possible three-team trade that would land Spencer Dinwiddie in Los Angeles.
#NBA Blockbuster Trade Rumor: There is a tasty rumor of a huge offseason trade that would include many players from the Wizards, Nets and Lakers!
However, here is the main scenario:
Kyle Kuzma to the Wizards
Bradley Beal to the Brooklyn Nets
Spencer Dinwiddie to the LA Lakers
— Sting Like A Bee (@RumbleGoodfella) July 25, 2020
While Dinwiddie is not necessarily a star player, but he is still a high-level caliber option.
It’ll be interesting to see if a three-team trade like this could actually happen this offseason.
Dinwiddie To The Lakers
As mentioned, Dinwiddie is not on the same level as James or Davis, but can still big a huge contributor to the Lakers.
He is a reliable enough option to run the ball on offense when the star players aren’t on the court.
Also, Dinwiddie is an accurate shooter from beyond the arc with a 31.8 career percentage from downtown.
The Lakers were reportedly interested in trading for Dinwiddie before the deadline, but weren’t able to get a deal done.
Adding Dinwiddie makes a lot of sense for the Lakers because they desperately need another ball-handler behind James.
He’s a reliable shooter as well, averaging over 20 points per game with the Nets this season.
This seems like a perfect fit for the Lakers and is exactly what they need to put them over the edge.
Kuzma Leaving LA?
The 25-year-old forward has put together a fairly below-average year and has somewhat regressed in 2019.
He is seeing significantly less minutes than he was the past two seasons.
Obviously the addition of Davis hurt Kuzma’s value, but maybe a change of scenery would be good for him.
That starts with having a big postseason right now and showing he still has significant value.
Having a solid playoff run will help Kuzma in a number of ways.
First off, it would help the team possibly win a championship because they desperately need a third option.
The Lakers need help from their bench and Kuzma is the most important player in their second unit.
Also, a big playoff run might help convince the Lakers that Kuzma can be their third star.
As of right now, he’s not playing the part, but hopefully he can turn it up a notch during the playoffs.
Lastly, a big postseason would increase his trade value.
The Lakers don’t have many valuable assets right now to trade for a third piece.
At times, Kuzma looks like a future star, but his value is at an all-time low at the moment.
He needs to have success in order to build up his value otherwise the Lakers probably won’t be able to move him for Dinwiddie.
It’ll be interesting to see if Kuzma can rebound during the playoffs because this is an important chapter for him and for the Lakers future.