The Los Angeles Lakers’ roster has finally bumped up to 14 following the signing Thomas Bryant, reports Shams Charania of The Vertical. Signing their second-round pick was one of the last bits of bookkeeping the Lakers’ front office had to settle before heading into the summer sunset.
The Lakers signed Bryant to a one-year, guaranteed contract that includes a team option for the 2018-2019 season, according to Charania. The front office once again leaves itself in the best position possible when it comes to salary cap space next summer.
Bryant had an up-and-down Las Vegas Summer League run, but ultimately proved to be an interesting prospect to develop. He was brought in as a project big man who has potential to become a floor-spacing big man on offense and hustle player on defense.
The Lakers are expected to hold their roster at 14 heading into training camp, according to Tania Ganguli of the Los Angeles Times, so this may be the period at the end of Magic Johnson and Rob Pelinka’s first offseason running the show.