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Lakers acquire Mo Bamba in trade with Magic

Los Angeles adds to its frontline in a swap that sees it deal away veteran guard Patrick Beverley and a future Draft pick.

Mo Bamba was the No. 6 overall pick in the 2018 Draft by the Magic.

The Los Angeles Lakers’ trade-centric makeover continued Thursday with a deal for former Orlando lottery pick Mo Bamba in exchange for Patrick Beverley, a future second-round pick and cash.

Nuggets receive:

Lakers receive:

LA Clippers receive:

Magic receive:

  • Patrick Beverley
  • 2024 second-round pick (from Denver)
  • Cash considerations (from Los Angeles)

Bamba is a solid interior defender and is averaging 1.0 bpg this season and 1.4 bpg for his career. His addition to the Lakers paired with the reported move to pick up Jarred Vanderbilt from Utah in a three-team trade gives Los Angeles additional size and heft in the middle as it makes a Play-In Tournament push.

The Magic are not expected to keep Beverley, said the person, who spoke to The Associated Press on condition anonymity because the trade did not yet have league approval.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.