The Los Angeles Lakers are dealing with several problems at the moment. Lakers head coach Frank Vogel considers making another roster move. The front office was pretty busy in the offseason, but the team is dealing with several injured players at the moment. Anthony Davis is out and Dennis Schroder will miss some time, too. The Lakers didn’t look like a team that needs additional roster moves, but things changed overnight.
According to Vogel, the Lakers consider bolstering the team.
“We’ll always look at opportunities to improve our team, but nothing concrete right now,” Vogel said Wednesday. “We’re just looking at the players who are available. I’m not gonna discuss any types of needs that we’re discussing internally.”
Frank Vogel announces roster move
Of course, the Lakers are always looking to improve their roster, and that’s a priority now.
Los Angeles has been linked to several big players on the market. AD will return at some point of the regular season. If LA is making a move, Trevor Ariza may be an option. He isn’t a sharpshooter, but he did 40% from beyond the arc in the 2019-20 NBA season. Ariza is also a good defender. George Hill is on this list, too. He is one of the greatest 3-point shooters in the league. The Oklahoma City Thunder may not keep him around for a while.
The Lakers released Quinn Cook and the team has an open spot on the roster. He was an excellent teammate, but his role wasn’t that big. Vogel wasn’t really impressed about his departure.
“He will definitely be missed. First of all, he’s a heck of a basketball player. We had depth at that position and that’s the only reason he wasn’t getting in, but I had a lot of confidence in his abilities,” Vogel said of Cook. “And he’s a 10 out of 10 culture fit with our group. Understands his role, and you need guys like that. When you’re filling out a roster you need guys that are willing to not play, but still stay ready to contribute when your number is called, and he exemplified that as well as you can.
“He did a great job for us and we certainly wish him well.”