2019 Free Agency Diary

Sources: Lakers Trade Mo Wagner, Isaac Bonga, Jemerrio Jones to Wizards


The Los Angeles Lakers have maneuvered to create a maximum salary slot of $32 million in free agency, league sources tell ESPN.

Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka unloaded the contracts of Mo Wagner, Isaac Bonga and Jemerrio Jones to the Washington Wizards to make the Anthony Davis deal with New Orleans a three-team trade, league sources tell ESPN.

Davis also agreed to waive his $4 million trade bonus, sources said — which creates the additional space that will allow the Lakers to pursue a max-contract-level free agent, or divide the money among multiple players.

Source: Adrian Wojnarowski, Zach Lowe and Bobby Marks of ESPN