NBA: Mo Bamba traded to Lakers for Patrick Beverley, pick
Center Mo Bamba is heading from the Orlando Magic to the Lakers, giving Los Angeles another option in the frontcourt, multiple outlets reported Thursday.
In exchange, the Magic will receive veteran guard Patrick Beverley and a second-round pick. Orlando will be the fifth NBA stop for Beverley, who is in his 11th season.
The Magic selected Bamba, a 7-footer, with the sixth overall pick in the 2018 NBA Draft. In 40 games (six starts) this season, the 24-year-old is averaging 7.3 points, 4.6 rebounds and 1.0 blocks over 17.0 minutes per game.
In 266 career games (81 starts), Bamba has averages of 7.7 points, 5.8 rebounds and 1.4 blocks.
Beverley, 34, was in his first season with the Lakers. He started 45 games and averaged 6.4 points, 3.1 rebounds and 2.6 assists over 26.9 minutes per game.
He has career averages of 8.7 points, 4.2 rebounds and 3.4 assists in 571 games (483 starts) with the Houston Rockets (2012-17), Los Angeles Clippers (2017-21), Minnesota Timberwolves (2021-22) and Lakers.