Endless trade rumor’ Hachimura “I want to play for a team that wants me”
- on Jan 24, 2023
The Washington Wizards won 138-118 in a game against Orlando Magic in the 2022-2023 NBA regular season held in Washington, DC, USA on the 22nd (Korean time). The main contributor to this victory was Rui Hachimura. 토토사이트 Hachimura played an active part with 30 points and 5 rebounds. The 30 points tied Hachimura’s career high.
Despite such a big success, trade rumors for Hachimura continue to emerge. The Washington Wizards are 20-26 this season, sitting in 12th place in the Eastern Conference. Due to poor performance, rumors of trade of key players continued, and Hachimura is one of them.
Washington appears to have picked Kyle Kuzma, not Hachimura, as their future starting forward. Kuzma is having the best season of his career this season with 21.8 points, 7.6 rebounds and 4 assists.
Hachimura, on the other hand, is averaging 13 points and 4.3 rebounds this season. It’s not particularly good or bad. Hachimura is a tall forward of 203 cm. Recently, the NBA has the most demand for tall forwards. It is estimated that there will definitely be teams that want Hachimura. In fact, there was news that Hachimura had trade discussions with Jay Crowder of the Phoenix Suns. Rumor has it that Washington offered Hachimura, but Phoenix declined.
Hachimura also announced his position on such endless trade rumors.
“I want to go to the team that wants me,” Hachimura said in an interview after the game. However, when asked if he had requested a trade from the club, he replied “no comment”.
Locals predict that Hachimura, who was nominated by Washington with the ninth overall pick in the 2019 NBA draft, is likely to change into a new uniform within this season. I wonder which team uniform Hachimura will be wearing when the 2022-2023 season is over.