5 Under-the-radar Lakers trade targets who can make an immediate impact

The Los Angeles Lakers have been linked to a number of big-name trade candidates this summer, but what about the options who are flying under the radar?
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4. Corey Kispert, Washington Wizards

The Washington Wizards are, objectively speaking, one of the worst teams in the NBA. A 15-67 finish to the 2023-24 NBA regular season puts any questions about the validity of that statement to rest, as the team went on seven different losing streaks of at least five consecutive games.

As the Los Angeles Lakers attempt to figure out how to improve in a cost-efficient manner, scooping up a quality Wizards role player would be an ideal start to the process.

Despite playing on a team that struggled to determine its identity, Kispert has emerged as one of the better three-point shooters in the NBA. He boasts a career mark of 38.8 percent from beyond the arc through three seasons, with sufficient volume at 5.1 attempts per game.

That's valuable to any team, including those as bad as the Wizards, but the franchise could be open to trade offers if the right one presented itself.

In Los Angeles, Kispert help would address the need for perimeter shooting. The Lakers finished the 2023-24 regular season ranked eighth in three-point field goal percentage, but ranked 24th in three-point field goals made.

Kispert's defense will limit him to a bench role, but adding wings who can knock down open shots should be a top priority for Rob Pelinka this offseason.