It is likely the Los Angeles Lakers will make use of its talented young core for the coming season. Rumors are swirling that a trade suggests the Lakers give up Lou Williams and a second round pick for Michael Carter-Williams of the Milwaukee Bucks.
NBA Trade Rumors suggested the trade and if it happens the Lakers will have a solid backcourt as both Russell and Carter-Williams brings in solid numbers. Even in his first year with the Lakers, Russell has already brought in consistent numbers averaging 13.2 points with 3.3 assists and 3.4 rebounds a game.
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However, Carter-Williams also have the numbers in his three years of playing in the league. With his time with the Bucks Carter-Williams have average 11.5 points, 5.2 assists and 5.1 rebounds a game. If Russell would have Carter-Williams as his wingman, the Lakers will definitely have something to say this season.
The Bucks will be worth compensated in the person of Lou Williams and a second round pick in next year’s draft. Williams has an average of 15.3 points, 2.5 assists and 2.5 rebounds a game which means an upgrade in their point guard position. He could also slide to the shooting guard position who could spread the floor with Giannis Antetokounmpo and Mathew Dellavedova.
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The Bucks could use his 11-years experience to turn things around in Milwaukee, but the trade remains seen if both teams are eager to make it happen. The question is if Jason Kidd wants to shake things around and explore a trade before the start of the season.
The Lakers are trying to move on from the post-Kobe Bryant era and are hoping to build their own identity in the coming season. The Lakers now definitely is not a championship caliber yet but they will overachieve themselves from the earlier seasons they had.
The Bucks for their part are also trying to go beyond expectations for the team in the coming season. The good thing is that they do not have any superstar to worry about and that they could very well blend as a team to get their goals.
Whichever way the Lakers and Bucks look at this trade, it is still their decision to whether explore it or not. Though it may sound unbelievable but it is plausible to happen as well.
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