10 Players Lakers may replace Gabe Vincent with by the trade deadline

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8. Dorian Finney-Smith

The Nets have a glut of wings when everyone is healthy. They have not been to start the season, but Finney-Smith is playing arguably the best basketball of his career. Through eight games, Doe-Doe averaged 13.8 points, 6.0 rebounds, and 0.9 blocks in 32.9 minutes each night. He is shooting 45.0 percent from 3-point range and just keeps getting better.

The 6’7 forward helped the Mavericks reach the conference finals in 2022. He can guard all five positions and is comfortable spotting up in the corner and knocking down open looks. Finney-Smith entered the league as a non-shooter, but worked his way into a plus option. Since the bubble, he has made 38.1 percent of his 1,135 3-point tries.

Dorian Finney-Smith is a fantastic locker room presence to go with his unique skill set. Every team in the league would love to have him, and the Nets reportedly want two first-round picks in return. The Lakers cannot offer that, but their first in 2029 has lottery potential and could intrigue Brooklyn.

Doe-Doe has a player option in 2025, so Los Angeles would have him on their books for next season. His shooting and defense would make a massive impact on the Lakers but does not vault them into favorites in the Western Conference. LA is unlikely to part with their 2029 first unless it significantly bumps their title odds, but stranger things have happened.