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The Los Angeles Lakers acquired Rui Hachimura from the Washington Wizards on Monday. Will he make his debut with the team on Tuesday against the Clippers?

The Los Angeles Lakers, sitting in 12th place in the Western Conference, decided to make a move to hopefully bring the support that LeBron James needs to make a run to the playoffs.

So, the Lakers made a call to the Washington Wizards, and acquired Rui Hachimura in exchange for Kendrick Nunn, a 2023 second-round pick they acquired from the Chicago Bulls, the Lakers 2029 second-round pick, and the less favorable of the 2028 second-round picks between the Wizards and Lakers.

With the 24-year-old now on board, Lakers fans are probably wondering when exactly Hachimura will make his debut. Some are asking if he will be ready for the team’s game against the LA Clippers on Tuesday night.

Will Rui Hachimura make Lakers debut vs. Clippers on Tuesday?

No, Hachimura won’t be playing against the Clippers on Tuesday night. But, there is a clearer picture as to when he might make his debut.

Jovan Buha of The Athletic tweeted out on Monday that Hachimura was expected to land in Los Angeles that night and undergo his physical on Tuesday. Buha says that there is possibility that Hachimura could play on Wednesday night when the Lakers face the San Antonio Spurs.

The Lakers list LeBron James (left ankle soreness) as question tomorrow vs. the Clippers.

Rui Hachimura will land in LA tonight, undergo his physical tomorrow and could debut against the Spurs on Wednesday.

— Jovan Buha (@jovanbuha) January 24, 2023

Hachimura was selected in the first-round of the 2019 NBA Draft by the Wizards out of Gonzaga. He started in every game he played in during his first two seasons in the NBA, but eventually became an option off the bench.

The Wizards were unable to reach an agreement with Hachimura on a rookie contract extension, and according to ESPN senior NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski, the Lakers plan to sign him to a contract extension this offseason. Hachimura is scheduled to become a restricted free agent after this season.

Through 30 games this season, Hachimura averaged 13.0 points and 4.3 rebounds while shooting 48.8-percent from the field.

While Hachimura won’t play on Tuesday night, there is a chance that he does play on Wednesday against the Spurs.

Next: Clippers vs. Lakers prediction and odds for Tuesday, January 24

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3 Packers offseason moves to make if Aaron Rodgers stays in Green Bay

Green Bay Packers offensive tackle David Bakhtiari. (Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports)

If Aaron Rodgers agrees to return to the Green Bay Packers for the 2023 season, here are three moves the team needs to make this offseason.

The Green Bay Packers are waiting on an important decision from quarterback Aaron Rodgers. Even though he signed a three-year, $150.8 million contract extension last offseason, there is still uncertainty as to whether he will play with the Packers, get traded to another team, or retire. Let’s not forget that they also have to make a decision regarding backup quarterback Jordan Love, specifically his fifth-year option. Recently, Rodgers has said he is going to take his time before making a decision.

Let’s say Rodgers opts to return to the Packers for the 2023 season. What can the team do to improve their roster to help the team reach the playoffs after missing out on a berth this campaign?

Here are three moves that general manager Brian Gutekunst should make.

Packers offseason move to make if Aaron Rodgers stays, No. 3: Get some offensive tackle depth

The Packers could stand to bring in some offensive tackle depth for Rodgers.

This past season, Green Bay was without David Bakhtiari for six games due to injury, including undergoing an appendectomy in December. Elgton Jenkins can play at tackle or guard, but the latter is where he primarily plays.

Getting some offensive line help will be tricky, especially when looking at Green Bay’s cap situation at first glance. That can change, however, as Rodgers said himself that in all likelihood, he would have to restructure his contract to play in 2023, wherever that is. In that case, it would free up some cap space for the Packers to go get some free agents.

Or, if the Packers are truly interested in freeing up more cap space, they could cut Bakhtiari. While that would be less than ideal, considering how he can play when he’s healthy, cutting him before June 1 will free up $5.7 million in cap space, per Spotrac. But, doing so would result in a $23.1 million dead cap hit.

Either way, the Packers should bring in some outside offensive tackle options, whether that’s in free agency or the NFL Draft.

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