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Free Agent Shooters the Los Angeles Lakers Should Target

Los Angeles Lakers Need Shooters like JJ Redick

The beginning of NBA free agency just began. The Los Angeles Lakers need to obtain three-point shooting specialists due to their trade for Russell Westbrook. In the Westbrook trade, the Lakers send two of their best shooters from a year ago in Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Kyle Kuzma to the Wizards. Both LeBron James and Russell Westbrook aren’t necessarily known as shooters so they will need space created around them. However, James and Westbrook are elite at collapsing the defense and passing the ball out to the perimeter players. Because of this, any three-point volume shooter would likely love to play for the Lakers. In this article three shooters, the Lakers need to target in free agency.

Free Agent Shooters the Los Angeles Lakers Should Target

Wayne Ellington

Wayne Ellington, the former Laker could soon be heading back to Los Angeles. Ellington played for the Lakers during the 2014-2015 season in which he shot 37 percent from three. Last season Ellington signed with the Detroit Pistons for the veteran minimum deal and averaged 9.6 points, 1.5 assists, and 1.8 rebounds per game. He shot 42% from three on six attempts while on the Pistons. Ellington is elite at dribble hand-off actions and running off screens on plays designed for him. Wayne would fit the current Laker roster perfectly, likely providing a strong 3-point shooter off the bench.

Otto Porter Jr.

Otto Porter likely the best possible fit for the Lakers. For his career, Porter Jr. is shooting 40.2% percent from the three-point line. Last season the 28-year-old Porter only played 28 games spending time with both the Bulls and Magic. Last season he averaged 9.7 points, 5.4 rebounds, and 2.0 assists per game. Porter Jr. is the prototypical three-and-D-player in the NBA and would offer the Lakers a tremendous amount of shooting with a combination of defense. With his 6-8 height Otto could slide in at the starting small forward position for the Lakers next season.

Patty Mills

Patty Mills, the longtime San Antonio Spur could look to head to L.A. Mills would be a microwave scorer for the Lakers leading their second unit. Last season, the 32-year-old veteran averaged 10.8 points per game while shooting 37.5 percent from beyond the three-point arc. Mills has a ton of playoff experience and even helped the Spurs win the NBA championship in the 2013-2014 season.

JJ Redick

J.J. Redick, the former Los Angeles Clipper, may find his way back to Los Angeles. Last season with the Pelicans, Redick averaged 7.4 points, 1.5 rebounds, and 1.2 assists per game. He shot 37.1% percent from three last season but is a 41.5% percent three-point shooter for his career. Redick has mentioned that he wants to finish his career on the East Coast near his family but the potential championship allure could pry him away.

Danny Green

Danny Green, also a former Laker like Wayne Ellington may rejoin the Lakers. Danny Green was on the Lakers 2019-2020 championship team and was missed in the prior season. Last season with the Philadelphia 76ers, Green averaged 9.5 points, 3.8 rebounds, and 1.7 assists per game. Green is a career 40.1% percent three-point shooter for his career.

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