Lakers free agency: Ranking the best available 3-and-D wings in 2024

The Los Angeles Lakers could be in the market for 3-and-D wings. Who are the best options in free agency and how likely are the Lakers to land one of them?
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4. Isaac Okoro, RFA

The Cleveland Cavaliers have several key decisions to make during a landscape-altering offseason. Outside of the Lakers, no team has been involved in more incessant trade rumors than the Cavaliers, nor have any franchises conducted more scrutinized coaching searches.

With Kenny Atkinson hired and the dust seemingly settling on the talk that stars could be shipped out, another player enters the spotlight: Isaac Okoro.

Okoro, 23, was the No. 5 overall selection in the 2020 NBA Draft. It's been a slow but steady process as he's gone from ranking among the worst three-point shooters in the NBA to developing an efficient outside shot to complement his defense.

There's still a surplus of uncertainty surrounding the type of player he'll become, but the Los Angeles Lakers would do well to explore the possibility of stealing Okoro from the Cavaliers.

Okoro finished the 2023-24 season averaging 9.4 points and 1.2 three-point field goals made on 39.1 percent shooting from beyond the arc. His three-point shot fell to pieces in the playoffs, which is why he's lower on this list, but the upside clearly exists for him to become a high-level 3-and-D player.

If the Lakers believe they can help Okoro develop in that capacity, then exploring a potential sign-and-trade could create an opportunity to improve.