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It's not Wood or Biyombo, the trade that would bring closer the Lakers to winning the title

By James Brown

The Lakers are still looking to add a center to their roster, one trade could bring them closer to winning the championship instead of signing Woor or Bismack

The Lakers are still looking to add a center to their roster, one trade could bring them closer to winning the championship instead of signing Woor or Bismack

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The top two names the recent reports by NBA insider Jovan Buha have are Christian Wood and Bismack Biyombo in the pursuit of a center the Lakers are currently involved in.

But instead of going the free agency route, the Fadeaway world has an interesting trade proposal that could make the purple and gold go to the next level in their aspirations of winning a championship title.

According to Fadeaway World, one of the players they should target is Brooklyn Nets center Nic Claxton. He is on an expiring $9.6 million contract. If the Nets don't feel as though they can re-sign him to an extension in the future, then they could elect to trade him to extract some value before he leaves in free agency.

This trade scenario features Nic Claxton heading to the Lakers for Jarred Vanderbilt, Jalen Hood-Schifino, and draft compensation. While fans can understandably jump to the fact that Vanderbilt has been great, the Lakers will have more depth with Claxton on the roster.

What Nic Claxton could bring to the Lakers to bring them closer to the title

During the 2022-23 regular season, Nic Claxton averaged 12.6 points, 9.2 rebounds, and 2.5 blocks per game, while shooting an incredible 70.5% from the field. There's no doubt that he is an elite rim protector, and he is also athletic enough to guard multiple positions. From a defensive standpoint, he and Anthony Davis would make a dynamic duo, completely shutting off the paint. Adding more rebounding in the starting lineup won't hurt either, and playing Claxton will give the Los Angeles Lakers a clear size advantage over most teams.


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