The Lakers are not going to make the playoffs. That is very clear. And because of that they have no reason not to tank. For a team like the Wizards who are desperate need of some help off the bench could really take adavantage of all the expiring contratcs they have.The Lakers roster is full of players with expiring contracts that could really help a playoff team. Here are some of my ideas.( All trades were successful in ESPN trade machine)
The Lakers already have Nash, Marshall, and Faramar. There is no reason for them to keep 4 point guards on there team. They would get Jan Vesely which would add a big man that they really need.
For the Wizards your essentialy getting him for nothing. Now depending on how you view Steve Blake i think this is a great trade.
These are two veterans that the Lakers simply don't need. There not making a playoff push and might as well try out some young pieces to see if theres anything for the future. In singleton you add a stretch 4 that the Lakers clearly love and Vesely.
For the Wizards this would be a dream scenario. They would add a great shooter and a scorer in Jodie Meeks that could really help the 2nd unit. Then you would add Chris Kaman a very solid big man to add to the Nene, Gortat, Seraphin. I would say its very likely that Nene will miss some games to finish out the year. Having a big like Kaman who could start a few games when needed would be huge.
The dream trade in my opinion would be a combination of the two
Chris Kaman, Jodie Meeks, and Steve Blake for Chris Singleton, Jan vesley, Trevor Booker and a 2nd round pick or GRJR
I have already talked about all these players above so i will leave it at that. I really do believe that a trade like this could push the Wizards over the edge and make them a legit contender in the East. The starting 5 of the Wizards is as good as most in the East but the bench is simply not going to allow us to make a run in the playoffs. If the Wizards could pull of the this trade they would easily become a legit threat in the East.
Wall Beal Ariza Nene Gortat: Webster Meeks Kaman Serpahin and Blake. You also still have Porter Temple and Harrington. Thats a legit playoff team right there.
I would love to hear all opinions about these trades! So make sure to comment.