Mo Bamba is heading west after the Lakers acquired the center in a four-team trade with the Orlando Magic on Thursday, the team announced Thursday.
Los Angeles also welcomed Denver Nuggets forward Davon Reed and Denver second-round picks in 2025, 2026 and 2029. LA sent center Thomas Bryant to the Nuggets and guard Patrick Beverley to Orlando early Thursday.
Bamba will assume Bryant’s old role with the Lakers.
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The Magic are likely to buy Beverley, as the team gave him the option of not showing up at the facility.
A torn ACL has sidelined Bryant for most of the past two NBA seasons, but the 25-year-old signed a one-year deal with the Lakers in 2022.
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LA has been actively reshuffling its roster for the past few weeks and acquired Rui Hachimura in January. On Wednesday, the Lakers executed a blockbuster trade that sent former league MVP Russell Westbrook to the Utah Jazz.
The 24-year-old Bamba brings his shot-blocking ability, along with his improved three-point game, to the Lakers’ frontcourt.
Bryant is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent at the end of the season.
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Meanwhile, Reed worked his way up Denver’s roster last summer after playing on multiple 10-day contracts last season. He has played in 35 games so far this season.
The Nuggets have the best record in the Western Conference, largely due to the dominance of reigning league MVP Nikola Jokic.
But the Nuggets will now have to deal with the Phoenix Suns in the West, after the team added superstar forward Kevin Durant to the roster via trade on Thursday.
Shortly after Bamba found out he was heading to the Lakers, he went viral for a wild post on Instagram Story. He posed in front of a U-Haul truck, hinting that his belongings were already packed and he was ready to move on.
«It’s real, y’all. Love,» Bamba wrote in the caption.
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He also sent out a tweet thanking his Magic teammates and coaches.
«To my fellow Magic, coaches, support staff and fans…thank you all,» he wrote.
The Lakers play the Bucks on Thursday night, before heading off on a two-game road trip.
Associated Press contributed to this story.