Los Angeles Lakers: Free agent options following Dennis Schroder trade

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1. Wesley Matthews

Wesley Matthews had hoped that his decision to join the Milwaukee Bucks last season would end with a ring. Unfortunately for Matthews, the Bucks fell short in disappointing fashion. Now it appears that the veteran guard may be looking for a new team to call home.

If chasing a title is of importance to Wesley Matthews, he may look west to the Lakers.

In fact, the Lakers will reportedly target Matthews in free agency to replace Green’s presence on the roster.

Matthews is the definition of a consistent perimeter shooter. When he gets a good shot he can make the defense pay. As most Lakers fans witnessed last season, Danny Green had his struggles knocking down the open shots that were created by LeBron James.

Wesley is not a great shot-creator and has questionable shot selection, but if paired with LeBron James and Anthony Davis he will not be needed to do too much.

His defense has slipped over the years. In the past, mostly before his Achilles injury in 2015, he was trusted to show fight on the perimeter with his defense. Although he still has moments where he digs in on that end of the court, Wesley Matthews gives up quite a bit of size at his position.

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Should the Lakers sign Matthews, expect additional signings to help booster the wing defense.