Wagner appeared in 37 games for the Wizards during the 2019-20 season. He set new per-game career highs in points (9.5), rebounds (5.2), assists (1.3), steals (0.6), threes (0.6) and blocks (0.5). He also set new career highs in all three of field-goal percentage (57.5), three-point percentage (34.3) and free-throw percentage (81.7). Wagner also set new single-game career highs in points (30), rebounds (15), assists (five), threes (four), steals (two) and blocks (three). Wagner had two double-doubles. The first was Nov. 15 against the Timberwolves where he had 30 points, 15 rebounds, two assists, one steal and one block. The second was Nov. 24 against the Kings where Wagner had 12 points, 11 rebounds and four assists. Wagner had two other games with 10-plus rebounds. He had 17 performances with at least 10 points, 12 performances with multiple assists, 17 performances with at least one steal and 11 performances with at least one block. In the 10 games that Wagner saw at least 24 minutes, he averaged 14.3 points, 7.6 rebounds and 2.2 assists.2018
The 25th overall pick in the 2018 NBA Draft after three seasons at Michigan, Wagner appeared in 43 games (five starts) for the Lakers as a rookie. He saw 10.4 minutes per game and averaged 4.8 points and 2.0 rebounds. He also shot 41.5 percent from the field, 28.6 percent from three and 81.1 percent from the free-throw line. In his five starts, he averaged 11.4 points, 4.6 rebounds, 1.4 assists and totaled a combined eight blocks-plus-steals. Wagner's career highs were set at, respectively, 22 points, seven rebounds, three assists, two blocks, two threes and one steal. His best performance was in a 120-107 loss to the Celtics. In that game, he recorded 22 points on 13 shots, six rebounds, three assists, one steal and one block in 34 minutes. Wagner saw a significant uptick in workload when it became clear the Lakers were out of playoff contention. That fueled averages of 8.7 points and 3.1 rebounds in 18.1 minutes during his final nine appearances. Wagner was part of a successful three-man grouping, also containing Alex Caruso and Jonathan Williams, that was plus-23.9 points per 100 possessions in a 98-minute sample.
June 21, 2018Drafted by the Los Angeles Lakers in the 1st round (25th pick) of the 2018 NBA Draft.
July 1, 2018Signed a multi-year, rookie contract with the Los Angeles Lakers
July 6, 2019As part of a 3-team trade, traded by the Los Angeles Lakers with Isaac Bonga, Jemerrio Jones and a 2022 2nd round draft pick to the Washington Wizards; the Lakers traded Lonzo Ball, Josh Hart, De'Andre Hunter, Brandon Ingram, cash, a 2021 1st round draft pick, a 2023 1st round draft pick and a 2024 1st round draft pick to the New Orleans Pelicans; the Pelicans traded Anthony Davis to the Lakers; and the Wizards traded cash to the Pelicans. (9-30 protected, unprotected in 2022) (2023 first-round pick is right to swap with LAL.) (NOP have the option to defer 2024 first-round pick to 2025.)