Lakers Close to Getting Trevor Ariza In Three-Team Trade
The Los Angeles Lakers want to acquire Trevor Ariza in a three-team trade.
Just hours after it become public knowledge that the Washington Wizards planned to trade Bradley Beal and John Wall, the Charlotte Hornets inquired about Beal. Will the Wizards trade Beal to the Hornets or hold on to the young star.
Beal is 25-years old and is averaging 21.5 points per game this season. While he hasn't quite lived up to the hype, he has proven that he is a great scorer on certain nights. The Hornets want him because they need another great player to go along with Kemba Walker and trading for one is their best option.
Not many players will sign to play for the Hornets. That is why they need to develop players and trade for them. With Beal available, the Hornets are trying to add the final piece they think they need to compete in the Eastern Conference.
It will be interesting to see what the Wizards ask in return. I expect a draft pick and a young player or two. The Wizards are in rebuilding mode and will try to mimic the Chicago Bulls and try to acquire a talented player waiting to blossom.
If the Hornets are able to acquire Beal, they will become a solid team. They have played mediocre this year with a record of 8-8 but their best player, Walker, has played great. He dropped 60 in the loss to the Philadelphia 76ers on Sunday and 43 points against the Boston Celtics.
This may be the year the Hornets go somewhere in the playoffs. And they are rightfully making sure to get another player to make that possible. I think the Hornets cannot develop players but they are going on the right path by making a trade happen this early in the season.