First trade idea of the season: Steve Blake, Jodie Meeks and a filler to Washington for Trevor Ariza.
Why Washington does it: They have Wall and Beal in the backcourt – but zero depth. On the wing, they have nothing but depth. This trade would give them two solid back-ups at the 1 and 2, respectively, and they can build around a back-court core of Wall, Beal and Porter with Blake, Meeks and Webster as backups.
Also, they're probably losing Ariza next summer anyway.
Why Lakers does it: The way Xavier Henry have looked in preseason and with Farmar back, I think Jodie Meeks and Steve Blake could be out of the rotation. Also, Ariza does two things very well, defend and shoot corner 3s, which we need, and he could be the kind of guy we could sign for cheap next summer.