Lakers Expect Rookie Moe Wagner to Standout alongside Lebron

    Moe Wagner (in the middle). Photo by Justin Cooper/CSM/REX/Shutterstock (8511001ag)

    The LA Lakers expect new signing Moe Wagner’s unique skill set to stand out once he starts playing with Lebron.

    Speaking at an interview with Lakers reporter Mike Trudell, Laker scouting director Jesse Buss praised Wagner for possessing a skill set that fits Lebron’s style of play. Buss described the rookie as a good shooter with the ability to handle the ball and make passes perfectly. He also praised the new signing’s basketball IQ,

    “He’s a high basketball IQ player with a great motor that really runs the floor well,” the scouting director said. “That’s something that we definitely value as an organization as a whole,” he added.

    Wagner, a product of Michigan Wolverines and a German international, impressed Laker’s scouting directors at summer league. He was drafted to the shock of many NBA fans but the LA-based team doesn’t seem to regret the decision.

    When asked if Wagner’s skillset would improve now that Lebron is a Laker, Buss said,

    “Yea, because he’s our only guy that can play the five position that can stretch the floor the way he did in college….Of course, Lebron has had a tremendous amount of success having shooters around him in his career. It just gives us a lot of different options, with a lot of bigs who can do different things.”

    Lakers allegedly scouted Wagner for months while at Michigan but it was the German’s performance at summer league that finally got him signed.