The Los Angeles Lakers need to do something to right the wrongs and get the season back on track.
The issue is that there are so many problems with the Lakers that it’s hard to know where to start.
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) November 10, 2022
The latest rumor says that the team is wanting to sign a well-known three-time All-Star.
Chris Haynes reported that the Lakers “are known to covet” Bradley Beal of the Washington Wizards.
That’s a somewhat odd way of saying that LA wants Beal on the team and thinks he could fix some of their many, many problems.
Is this the sort of news that Lakers fans have been waiting for?
Beal Leaving DC?
The chances of Beal leaving the Wizards seem slim on the surface because he is one of the most loyal players in the league, for better or for worse.
Additionally, he has a no-trade clause in his latest contract so he will only depart the nation’s capital if he wants to.
Would he help LA?
In some ways, yes: he is a good ball handler who could take some pressure off James’ shoulders.
At the same time, while his current field goal percentage is strong (51.7%) his three-point percentage won’t solve all of LA’s problems (32.5%).
As well, Beal has been playing for ten years now and has suffered a few injuries, which is obviously something that has plagued the Lakers for years.
How much would LA be willing to spend to get Beal is a major question that fans of the team are asking.
Sure, he could be a help but would he be enough of one and would he deplete the team of all their resources and assets?