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Will Barton becomes available for the LA Lakers and Philadelphia 76ers following the Wizards’ buyout

Over one-third of the teams in the league, according to Adrian Wojnarowski, have open roster places.

Swingman Will Barton reached a contract buyout agreement with the Washington Wizards on Tuesday, the organisation said, and he will now be a free agency.

Over one-third of the teams in the league, according to Adrian Wojnarowski, have open roster places.

“With roughly one-third of NBA teams still having an open roster place, free agents include: Serge Ibaka, John Wall, LaMarcus Aldridge, Will Barton, Stanley Johnson, Wayne Ellington, Tyler Johnson, Sterling Brown, Hassan Whiteside, David Nwabe, and Michael Carter-Williams.”

If Will, 32, contracts with a new team by the March 1 deadline, he will be eligible for the playoffs. In the last year of his deal, he was receiving $14.375 million.

In, 40 games off the bench for the Wizards this season—his first in Washington—Barton is averaging 7.7 points per game. He is only making 38.7% of his shots overall.

During the initial round of the NBA buyout market, the LA Lakers passed on a number of potential candidates. Before the deadline on March 1, though, the Lakers might be involved. According to the most recent speculations, the Lakers might be interested in Will Barton.

Jason Dumas of Bleacher Report reports that Will is still considering his options. And that the Philadelphia 76ers are one team that has contacted him.

In the past, Barton has been mentioned as a possible trade target for the Philadelphia 76ers. Back when Barton played for the Denver Nuggets, he was reportedly one of a select group of guards the Sixers took into consideration as they looked for dependable depth before their postseason runs. Also Read: Bucks announce the return of Meyers Leonard to the NBA two years after antisemitic slur

Will Barton, do the Philadelphia 76ers need him?

After signing centre Dewayne Dedmon, an NBA veteran of 10 years. The Philadelphia 76ers no longer had a roster place free. The Sixers will have to waive someone from their roster in order to add Will Barton.

This indicates that Barton would probably only be given a minor bench position. It might be challenging for Philly to match other teams’ offers if they give the veteran a bigger role.

But it’s important to remember that the 76ers are only 16th in the league in terms of scoring (114.4 PPG) and assists (166). (25.1 APG). Barton might still be able to assist the club in those areas. It will be interesting to see if Philly perceives him as a significant enough difference-maker to alter its roster in order to create room for him. Also Read: Miles Bridges says “I might be back in March,” in response to his NBA returning rumors

Will Barton, do the LA Lakers need him?

Throughout his lone season in Washington, Barton battled inefficiency. He has nevertheless before shown himself to be an important wing scorer for the Denver Nuggets. Because of this, a lot of Lakers writers, like Jason Reed of Lake Show Life, think LA should go after Barton.

For the remainder of the season, Barton is most likely the best player who will become available, and he may be the only guy who can really help the Lakers and increase their chances of making the playoffs this year.

The Lakers are still four victories out of the playoffs and are ranked 13th in the western conference.

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Pratik Sharma
Pratik Sharma
A college student who live football and must say a huge supporter of Barcelona. He is also an hip-hop rap artist who just loves to make music and spend his other time in watching European football matches.


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