The Los Angeles Lakers have finally capitalized on their lack of players under contract next season and have now gained even more flexibility under the salary cap following their latest move.
According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Lakers have offloaded three contracts they had been seeking to move all offseason. LA will trade Mo Wagner, Isaac Bonga and Jemerrio Jones to the Washington Wizards, setting themselves up with the ability to go out and sign a max player in free agency if they wish.
The Lakers are trading Mo Wagner, Isaac Bonga and Jemerrio Jones to Wizards as part of the Anthony Davis deal with New Orleans, league sources tell @ZachLowe_NBA and me. Deal clears contracts and creates more cap space for free agency.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 27, 2019
Lakers GM Rob Pelinka has found a way to complete the Anthony Davis trade on July 6 with max space to spend on a single free agent — or divide the money among multiple players.