On Sunday morning, NBA fans woke up to the news that the Los Angeles Lakers were trading Danny Green and the No. 28 pick in the 2020 NBA Draft to the Oklahoma City Thunder for Dennis Schröder. If it didn’t feel like silly season before, it should now.
On this week’s episode of “Can U Dig It?” Jacob and Christian try to dissect the trade from every angle. Green obviously didn’t have the season Lakers fans hoped he’d have alongside LeBron James and Anthony Davis, but his defense was still integral to their championship run. Do the Lakers need to try and replicate Green’s production on both offense and defense, and if so, who should they target?
They also discuss what Schröder brings to the Lakers. Last season, Schröder averaged 18.9 points per game while shooting a career-high 51.3% from 2-point range and 38.5% from 3-point range. He also had an uncharacteristically good season on the defensive end.
If the Lakers are getting that version of Schröder, the trade is an absolute no-brainer on their part, but there’s definitely a healthy amount of room for skepticism. Remember: Green was supposed to a home run signing too.
Lastly, they discuss whether or not the Lakers are done in the trade market.
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