The Los Angeles Lakers have signed Japanese worldwide Rui Hachimura in a deal that sends guard Kendrick Nunn and a number of draft picks to the Washington Wizards, the Lakers mentioned Monday.
The 6ft 8in (2.0m) Hachimura has made 30 appearances for the Wizards this season, averaging 13 factors, 4.3 rebounds and 1.2 assists.
In his 4 seasons within the NBA, the 24-year-old has averaged 13.0 factors, 5.1 rebounds and 1.4 assists.
“We’re excited to welcome Rui and his household to the Los Angeles Lakers,” Los Angeles common supervisor Rob Pelinka mentioned in an announcement.
“Including each measurement and depth to the wing place has been a aim, and the prospect to perform that by buying a participant with Rui’s two-way expertise and upside was a chance that does not current itself typically,” Pelinka added.
Hachimura was chosen because the ninth general choose within the 2019 NBA Draft after a three-year collegiate profession with Gonzaga College.
Hachimura’s transfer to California comes with the Lakers struggling to make an impression within the Western Convention.
The NBA giants are twelfth within the standings with a dropping 22-25 report.