Los Angeles Lakers: 3 trades using Quinn Cook

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2. Wilson Chandler

Here is a very well-known name in the NBA, it is veteran wing Wilson Chandler. He has been around the NBA for 12 seasons and has played for five different teams. He is having a decent season is Brooklyn albeit playing in only 17 games.

But let’s face it, Brooklyn is a mess and they’re not going anywhere this year. Their focus is on when Kevin Durant returns next season to pair with Kyrie Irving. So, in that case, I believe Chandler could be had at the right price.

He’s not a star so compensation isn’t going to be through the roof. Again Cook and a protected second could intrigue the Nets. Considering they would get Cook next year as well and they could bolster their shooting, they currently rank 27th in the NBA as a team at 33.6% from 3-point range.

Chandler is a savvy vet, his best days are behind him but he is still a big wing. One the Lakers could use to give LeBron a few minutes rest. As we know Bron is getting older and each minute he gets on the bench to rest will be beneficial down the stretch.

Chandler has had some good seasons defensively. But he currently holds a -13.4 net rating with the Nets this year. But that team like mentioned is an absolute mess that continues to slide.

His current shooting splits of 47.4/33.3/90.9 are good for a wing player. He won’t have the same role with the Lakers, but that could benefit him. He doesn’t need to play more than 15 minutes per night to have an impact. He would be another body on the wing to help LeBron get some rest.

This is a trade that could help both teams. Nets get a pick possibly, but the Lakers get to use protections on it. So they can make the decision where they believe they would part with their pick. Cook would be a good option next season to help KD and Kyrie space the floor on a cheap deal. Lakers get a win now rotation wing.