The Los Angeles Lakers lost two games of the regular season and need all the help they can get at the moment. Benching Russell Westbrook didn’t help and Darvin Ham has to do something about players’ shooting. Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka is expected to make a move and bring in new players. According to Shams Charania from The Athletic, the Lakers worked out a veteran wing.
Adding Maurice Harkless makes sense at this point. The Houston Rockets waived him in training camp and Pelinka shouldn’t waste his time. Charania reported that Harkless is one of the better players on the market right now.
“The Lakers bought in 10-year NBA veteran Mo Harkless, for a free-agent workout and meeting this week,” Charania reported. “Sources tell me that the Lakers are considering the potential signing to bolster their wing and front-court depth, and Harkless, who was waived by Houston in training camp, is among the top available players on the open market.”
Lakers could find great use for the veteran wing
Harkless could work as a wing defender, but Ham shouldn’t count on his shooting skills. Getting another veteran makes sense though. The Lakers relied on veterans last season. Ham may find great use for the veteran whenever he needs a change in the starting lineup.
The veteran wing played in 621 regular-season games, averaging 6.9 points, 3.5 rebounds, and 0.9 assists per game while going 47.4% from the field and 32% from deep.
The Lakers lost the games to the defending champions and their city rivals. Hopefully, things will take a better turn this time. Let’s see what happens in the upcoming game.
Charles Barkley believes someone in the front office fails to do their job. He is not happy with the players who joined the team recently, suggesting that LeBron James needs stronger teammates.
“Last year and this year, what they are putting around LeBron is an embarrassment. Last year they put all those geezers around him, and what they got out there around him right now — somebody is not doing their job in LA, period,” Barkley said.