The Los Angeles Lakers are making a move for a veteran player. The team agreed to bring another big name in an effort to defend the title. According to recent sources, the Lakers agreed to sign guard Ben McLemore to a contract.
The Houston Rockets released the 28-year-old over the weekend. LA didn’t waste any time and they snatched the guard.
McLemore was a No.7 pick in the 2013 NBA Draft. He is averaging 7.4 points and 2.1 rebounds per game in the regular season. The guard played in 32 games with the Houston Rockets in the regular season.
Lakers sign Ben McLemore for a reason
Houston has one of the worst records in the NBA this season. They lost James Harden to the Brooklyn Nets and that move was the beginning to the end. Houston has a 13-27 record at this point of the regular season.
When it comes to the Lakers, the team is struggling to defend the title. Players lost too many games as they are without LeBron James and Anthony Davis. Both superstars are out of the game and they won’t return in the near future. LeBron is set to miss a few more weeks. AD saw some on-court action, but he has yet return to the game.
The front office brought Andre Drummond for a reason. The big man got his buyout deal with the Cleveland Cavaliers. Drummond was linked to the team for quite some time and the Lakers signed him right away. Drummond is the right player to join the Lakers but he suffered an injury in the debut with the team. The big man lost his toenail in the first quarter of the game against the Milwaukee Bucks. He returned to the game but had to leave it in the second quarter.
Lakers head coach Frank Vogel provided a concerning update on his players. LBJ and AD won’t return in the near future. Drummond wasn’t able to put on his shoe, but he looked fine during this week’s practice. He will probably return to the field before LeBron and AD.