The Los Angeles Lakers have reached an agreement to acquire Washington Wizards forward Rui Hachimura in exchange for Kendrick Nunn and three second-round picks, the team announced Monday.
The deal includes a 2023 second-round pick via Chicago, the Lakers’ 2029 pick and the least favorable of the Wizards’ and Lakers’ 2028 second-round picks, sources told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
The 24-year-old Hachimura was unhappy not receiving a rookie contract extension in the preseason and dropped that priority with the emergence of Kyle Kuzma in the Wizards’ frontcourt.
Los Angeles acquired Hachimura with the intention of signing him to an extension this summer, sources said. Hachimura may be a restricted free agent.
Hachimura, Gonzaga’s ninth overall pick in the 2019 NBA draft, will bring shooting help to the Lakers’ roster. He has made 41.3% of 3-pointers in recent seasons, according to ESPN Stats & Information research.
Hachimura is averaging 13.0 points and 4.3 rebounds in 24.3 minutes per game this season.