Trade rumors involving the Wizards and John Wall keep circulating in light of the team's trouble early on in the year. The Wizards are currently 2-5 and are surrounded by questions all around. It is something that the Lakers were hampered with last year.
How is the overall fit of the current Wizards' roster going to help the team going forward? That is the biggest question the Wizards are faced with now.
An experiment of a John Wall and Bradley Beal backcourt has had sub par results after four years. Some believe that the Wizards must trade one or the other in order to salvage anything. If the Wizards do decide to move one of their guards, it clearly will not be Beal. Bradley is in the first year of a huge $126 million deal (courtesy of SB Nation) he signed over the summer.
The money that the Wizards gave Beal showed their hand in terms of which player they see themselves committed to going forward. Signs of the Wizards becoming Beal's team is evident, and trading John Wall should be obvious.
There will be plenty of suitors for Wall, not just the Los Angeles Lakers. Other teams that will have an interest in Wall if the Wizards look to deal him could include the Dallas Mavericks, Orlando Magic, and San Antonio Spurs. Of those teams, the Lakers are arguably the most attractive option.
The Los Angeles Lakers are not winning the NBA championship this year, and they will not be hoisting a trophy next season either. What the Lakers are trying to do is build a consistent contender, which will determine which moves they make going forward. No one should expect the Lakers to get a huge coup this year, but adding a building block is not out of the question.
One of the most prominent of the NBA trade rumors that the Lakers were involved in was suggesting that they are going after Paul George. Bleacher Report went into detail regarding the Lakers' plans they were piecing together for the Indiana Pacers. Adding Paul George gives the Lakers a piece to their puzzle. It would be the same if the Lakers traded for John Wall.
Wall would be a piece that elevates the Los Angeles Lakers to the status of a solid playoff contender. It would guarantee that the Lakers make it to the postseason, but by having a player with all-star credentials, the Lakers would have a piece that could attract available free agents next summer.