According to Yahoo’s Chris Haynes, Thomas Bryant, a former center for the Washington Wizards, has agreed to a one-year contract with the Los Angeles Lakers.
The organization will have to return its attention to bolstering the roster through free agency when it becomes clear that a move isn’t yet likely.
Haynes claimed that Damian Jones, who the Lakers acquired from the Sacramento Kings, is Bryant’s only rival for the starting center position.
Both Lakers centers are on their second stints. Jones had 10-day contracts with Los Angeles and Sacramento during the 2020-21 season.
Denver has signed DeAndre Jordan, and Dwight Howard is seen as a long shot to return. The team brought back another old friend when they re-signed 27-year-old guard Damian Jones.
Thomas Bryant has agreed to terms with the Lakers on a one-year contract, as reported by Yahoo Sports’ Chris Haynes.
The Lakers selected Bryant in the second round in 2017, but they eventually let him go following his rookie season.
Prior to being selected by the Washington Wizards, he played in just 15 games during his brief time with the franchise.
He ended up flourishing while playing for the Washington Wizards.
He was one of the more productive low-usage big men in basketball during his first 118 games as a Wizard, averaging 11.6 points on 60 percent shooting from the field and just under 37 percent from outside the arc.
The Lakers have discovered a method to play Davis at his favorite power forward without compromising spacing if he converts his over 40% success rate from deep during the 2019–20 season.
He will have the opportunity to recoup some value by joining the Lakers once more on a veteran’s minimum deal, which will open up free agency once the season is through.