Lakers agree to deal for Wizards’ Rui Hachimura

According to ESPN, the Los Angeles Lakers have agreed to a trade with the Washington Wizards for forward Rui Hachimura and three second-round picks.

According to sources, the deal includes a 2023 second-round pick via Chicago, the Lakers’ own in 2029, and the less favorable of the Wizards’ and Lakers’ 2028 second-round picks.

Hachimura, 24, had grown dissatisfied with the Wizards’ lack of a rookie contract extension during the preseason and had become less of a priority with the emergence of Kyle Kuzma in the frontcourt.


According to sources, the Lakers acquired Hachimura with the intention of signing him to an extension this summer. Hachimura has the option of becoming a restricted free agent.

Hachimura, the ninth overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft out of Gonzaga, will provide shooting assistance to the Lakers. According to ESPN Stats & Information, he has shot 41.3% on catch-and-shoot 3-pointers in the last two seasons.

This season, Hachimura is averaging 13 points and 4.3 rebounds in 24.3 minutes per game.