Report: 2 Candidates Emerge For Lakers Open Roster Spots

The Los Angeles Lakers have a few open roster spots. General Manager Rob Pelinka will have to fill up the spots. He worked out a few veterans including Isaiah Thomas. Of course, Pelinka will have to think a lot before he makes a final decision.

Recent reports suggest that the Lakers are eyeing two players as top options for the remaining spots.

“Forward JaKarr Sampson, who spent the past two seasons in Indiana, and veteran guard Tim Frazier are two more free-agent names that have emerged as candidates for the two roster spots that the Lakers plan to fill,” wrote Marc Stein in a post published to his Substack.

Great options for the final Lakers roster spots

Sampson is a good fit and he would give the Lakers a good depth. They can use him as power forward and this is more than great for the current group. Sampson has been part of the NBA for a few years. He is averaging 5.2 points and 2.7 rebounds per game.

Fraizer can add depth in the backcourt. The point guard is an excellent contributor. Fraizer is averaging 5.0 points, 2.3 rebounds, and 4.0 assists per game. LA can use these numbers to come closer to the final goal.

LeBron James, Anthony Davis, and Russell Westbrook will lead the Lakers in the new season. The Big 3 will be part of the big success and hopefully, they will be able to avoid a big failure. The team didn’t have much luck this past season.

Frank Vogel needs more depth on the roster and he will have to use the best of his new additions.

Adding Sampson and Fraizer seems like a good option for the Lakers at the moment. The roster would look much better with these two on the floor.

The addition of Westbrook is probably the best offseason move for the Lakers. Pelinka played smart but he also lost a few great players in free agency. Alex Caruso may be the biggest loss for the purple and gold. But hey, LA is packed with talent. That’s the only thing that matters now.