John Wall
The Lakers are trying to make a move for John Wall (Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Wizards point guard, John Wall is on the trade block. Everyone knows that. What we didn’t know is if he would actually have a list of suitors looking to make a deal. Add the Los Angeles Lakers to that list. A report surfaced that the Lakers are making an effort to land Wall from the Wizards. Wall would give the Lakers another Klutch client to join LeBron James.

According to Kevin Broom of Bullets Forever, two executives believe the Lakers have strong interest in Wall:

“Source No. 1, a current NBA agent, surprised me by saying the story was true. The source said it’s something Rich Paul — agent to LeBron James and, as of January 2016, John Wall — was orchestrating. But, according to this source, the Wizards were saying no.

I was still dubious, so I checked with Source No. 2, another current NBA agent who’s at least as dialed in as Source No. 1. Source No. 2 said the rumor is true. This source said Ball and Caldwell-Pope were definitely in the deal, but that there was still discussion whether the third player would be Ingram, Josh Hart, or Kyle Kuzma. While the boundaries of the deal were defined, details still had to be finalized, and the whole thing could still fall apart.”

A Lonzo, KCP, Hart deal does match salaries in the trade machine. Wall, 28, will earn $19 million in the final year of his rookie extension. The problem is Wall’s salaries go through the roof after this season. Wall will have $169 million come through over the next 4 years after this season. That doesn’t include a 15 percent trade kicker that will increase that value if he’s dealt.

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I truly have no idea why any team would trade for that contract. Wall is such a cancer, anyway. A dynamic point guard that can’t shoot. No, thanks. Wall is averaging 21.3 points on .443 percent shooting and .322 from 3-point range. Is that worth $40 million per year? No.