The Los Angeles Lakers are signing a shooting guard for one familiar reason. Win games and make the playoffs. LeBron James and Anthony Davis have been out for a while. The four-time NBA champion won’t return in the near future as he is set to miss more time. AD may return sooner than expected as he has taken some on-court activities with the team.
Let’s go back to the veteran. The Houston Rockets released veteran guard Ben McLemore, giving him a chance to enter free agency. McLemore took to his Instagram account to deliver a message for Houston. He is grateful for the opportunity and everything the franchise did for him. McLemore worked with a great group of coaches and fans loved him. He made some great memories and this experience had a huge impact on his life.
“Houston!!! Thank you,” he said in a message on Instagram. “I appreciate everyone of you…the fans, the front office, the coaches, trainers and my brothers that I was fortunate enough to share the court with. I’m forever grateful for the memories made and the impact my time with the Rockets had on me as a player and as a person.”
Lakers are signing the shooting guard for the rest of the season
Well, great McLemore has found a new home now. A few days after leaving the Rockets, McLemore joined the Los Angeles Lakers. The former No.7 overall pick will stay with the Purple and Gold for the remainder of the season. Shams Charania confirmed the good news.
“McLemore gives the Lakers additional three-point shooting and wing depth with opportunity to compete for a title,” Charania said about the signing. “The sharpshooter had a host of interested contenders, including the Milwaukee Bucks.”
McLemore is one of the best shooters from beyond the arc in the NBA. He has been really great in the past few years. McLemore shot better than 40-percent from three in two of the past three seasons. His numbers aren’t that great this season but his veteran presence would be of great help for the Lakers.