If possible, should the Lakers trade for John Wall or Bradley Beal?

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The Los Angeles Lakers improved their roster in big ways. However, there is always room for improvement.

The Los Angeles Lakers have turned themselves into an incredibly deep team this offseason thanks to the workings of general manager Rob Pelinka. It began with the trade for Dennis Schroder and ended with the free agency signing of Montrezl Harrell, Wesley Matthews, and Marc Gasol (oh, and we can’t forget about the re-signing of Jared Dudley!).

With all of the new help on the roster for LeBron James and Anthony Davis, there should be no reason why the Los Angeles Lakers shouldn’t be the favorites to win it all again. They have the depth needed to withstand the grind of a tough NBA season and the star power to lead them to the title.

Although they have great depth, the Lakers would love to find themselves a third star to play alongside their current superstar duo. Finding a clear third option could put the Lakers in a tier among any other team in the league.

Since the dismantling of the juggernaut Golden State Warriors a couple of years ago, the NBA has seen its fair share of duos. Who out there could the Lakers possibly target to create an earth-shattering trio?

One potential team to watch for is the Washington Wizards. With over $213 million owed to both John Wall and Bradley Beal, the Wizards may be looking to liquidate some of its assets in order to hit the reset button on a franchise that has been far from contention for some time now.

With Wall nearing his long-awaited return to play this coming season, one would expect Wizards general manager Tommy Sheppard to see if the team can make a run. However, if the team starts the season poorly, Sheppard may look to turn the page on the failed backcourt.

If the opportunity were to present itself, why would the Los Angeles Lakers and Washington Wizards want to deal for John Wall or Bradley Beal? Between the two options, which would be considered the more likely?