Former Michigan hoops star Moe Wagner is on the move.
The Los Angeles Lakers first-round pick in 2018 has been traded to the Washington Wizards, along with Isaac Bongo, Jemerrio Jones and a 2022 second-round pick, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
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
Wagner averaged 10.4 minutes per game in his 43 games with the Lakers last season. He averaged 4.8 points and 2.0 rebounds per contest, while shooting 28.6% from three.
The Lakers are making the trade to free up enough salary cap space to be able to sign a free agent to a max-level contract. Wagner figures to see much more playing time with the Wizards, who saw former Indiana big man Thomas Bryant break out this past season after a trade last off-season from the Lakers.
Wojnarowski also said that the Wizards had draft night interest in Wagner a year ago.
The move will become part of the trade that brings Anthony Davis to LA.