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In the US, they thought that the Wizards could have gotten a better price for Hachimura. Also: a comparison between the numbers of the Israeli with the Japanese, and without him

Danny Avdia in a shooting competition at Washington practice (from Twitter)

For the past few weeks, Roy Hachimura's departure from Washington has been up in the air.

Earlier this week, the Japanese was asked about his future, and he replied with things that were difficult to interpret in any other way than a desire to leave: as I remember, "I want to be in a place that wants me, and that appreciates my style of play, whether it happens here or somewhere else."

When asked if Washington was that place, he replied: "I don't know, we'll probably find out soon."

Last night (Monday) that revelation did come, when Hachimura was sent to the Los Angeles Lakers for three second round picks and Kendrick Nunn.

The Japanese forward who was selected ninth in the 2019 draft will become a free agent in the summer, and according to the American media, this move indicates that Washington did not intend to extend his contract (unlike the Lakers, who actually believe in him) - and it intends to concentrate most of its efforts in offering a new contract to Kyle Kuzma, who will become He is also a free agent and a hot commodity at the end of the season.

Initially, the Wizards demanded a first-round pick for Hachimura, who became a full-time bench player this season and averaged 13 points (48 percent from the field) and 4.3 rebounds per game, but in the last 24 hours decided to flex.

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"I just can't fathom moving Roy for three second round picks and Nan," tweeted American journalist TJ McBride.

"It doesn't help Washington in any way, now or in the future. These second-round picks are just a gamble, with a slim chance of hitting players who will help you. Even if Roy didn't stay, is that the most you could get for him? It seems like a very short-term view ".

James Edwards of The Athletic added: "I've never been a big fan of Hachimura, but it's a good move for the Lakers. Besides, three second-round picks on someone who was drafted ninth three years ago and was OK? I'd wait for a good offer." More".

Journalist Keith Smith analyzed and wrote: "Washington's side is very easy to explain. When they didn't sign Hachimura to his contract extension at the beginning of the season, it was a sign that his days were numbered. When Daniel Gafford entered the top five alongside Kristaps Porzingis and Kuzma moved to position 3, it dropped the Danny Avdia to the bench. In a situation like this, there was Avdia, Hachimura and Corey Kispert, all competing for minutes, and it was congested. At the very least, Washington got some material to work with in future deals."

Despite these things, the consensus in the American media was that the Wizards lost the trade.

Sports Illustrated wrote: "Washington's history says that second-round picks usually don't provide much reason for optimism. The Wizards are in a bad position right now."

"Sporting News" added: "It is possible that this is a move that will be part of a larger deal, but it is not clear why Washington did not take the time and try to get a better deal."

More in Walla!

FYI: The Wizards have agreed on the transfer of Hachimura to the Lakers

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And how will all this affect Danny Avdia?

It is still too early to tell, but it is clear that immediately, the Israeli should enjoy more minutes - in the near term, this will also happen due to injuries to Kristaps Porzingis, who will be absent for at least a week.

Avdia's numbers this season with Hachimura:

23.5 minutes, 7.2 points (41 percent from the field, 73 percent from the line), 5.5 rebounds, 2 assists 0.6 steals, 0.7 blocks per game

Avdia's numbers this season without Hachimura:

29.7 minutes, 9.3 points ( 43 percent from the field, 80 percent from the line), 6.8 rebounds, 3.4 assists, 1.1 steals and 0.7 blocks per game

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  • Danny Avdia

Source: walla

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