Lakers Sign Thomas Bryant On One-Year Deal

Thomas Bryant (31) with the Indiana Hoosiers in 2017
Thomas Bryant (31) with the Indiana Hoosiers in 2017. Photo by Justin Cooper/CSM/Shutterstock (8500452i)

The Los Angeles Lakers have added center Thomas Bryant to their roster this season, signing him on a one-year veterans minimum deal. This follows the 24-year-old player’s four-year stint with the Washington Wizards.

Bryant played a combined 37 games over the last two seasons due to suffering a torn ACL. Prior to this disruption, he proved to be a productive offensive big man, averaging 13.2 points and 7.2 rebounds in 46 games during the 2019-20 season in which he was at full health. All in all, Bryant has averaged 10.2 points and 5.7 rebounds per game.

Originally drafted by the Lakers in the 2nd round of the 2017 NBA draft, the Rochester, New York native only played 52 games during his rookie season. After that, he was waived by the Lakers, thereby providing him the opportunity to move to the Wizards where he would be afforded more game time.

Standing at 6-foot-10, Bryant has been detected as an imposing figure on the offensive who could significantly bolster the Lakers’ frontcourt depth while also forming a formidable partnership alongside Anthony Davis.

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