Lakers: Should they trade for Buddy Hield this offseason?

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First offer

The first trade offer would send Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Talen Horton-Tucker, JaVale McGee, and the Lakers 2020 first-round pick in return they would receive Buddy Hield and Yogi Ferrell to the Lakers. This package is the most ideal of the three for the Lakers, while Caldwell-Pope has had quite a turnaround year this is more than likely the highest his trade value will be.

Along with this, he is not quite necessary on the roster, with the team being loaded with players who can play the wing, giving up Caldwell-Pope in return for Hield who is also a great wing player is a fair tradeoff.

In terms of parting with the teams starting center JaVale McGee, Dwight Howard has outplayed McGee for almost the entire season and has earned the right to be the starting center for the Lakers. Along with this, if the Lakers sign DeMarcus Cousins back to the team they will still have the necessary depth at the position.

In terms of what the Kings would get from the trade, Caldwell-Pope would be in contention to be the starting small forward for the team which would greatly boost his stats, playtime, and in term the amount of money that he would be offered when it is time for him to sign his next contract.

This would be enough for him to waive the right to use the no-trade clause in his contract. Also, JaVale McGee would likely be the teams starting center who would be a perfect pick and roll partner for the Kings young star De’Aaron Fox.

On top of this, this would be two players that Kings coach Luke Walton is already experienced coaching and he knows the value that he can bring to the team.