Lakers Sign Thomas Bryant

July 30: The Lakers announced that they have officially signed Bryant in a press release on their official website.

July 27: The Lakers have reached an agreement with second-round pick Thomas Bryant, according to Shams Charania of The Vertical.  The pact will be for two seasons and it will be guaranteed for the 2017/18 season. It will contain a team option for the 2018/19 campaign.

Bryant spent two seasons at Indiana, where he scored 12.2 points and grabbed 6.6 rebounds per game. Los Angeles selected the big man with the No. 42 overall pick in the 2017 draft and he shined for the organization’s Summer League team, helping it to win a championship in the Las Vegas league.

The Lakers no longer had the cap room necessary to offer Bryant more than a two-year contract, but the two-year limit may not be a major concern for L.A. The structure of Bryant’s new deal will allow the Lakers to part ways with him after one season if the team needs to create as much cap room as possible in 2018 for a maximum-salary player or two.

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14 thoughts on “Lakers Sign Thomas Bryant

  1. imindless

    Nice, getting this guy locked in was imperative. Him and zubac will be a nice tandem.

          • imindless

            So your telling me you stay in perfect game shape year round? Summer league means nothing, keep trolling!

              • imindless

                He’s not overrated, he’s just not on your team. There’s a difference. I’ll go by what I saw last season as opposed to summer league which wasn’t bad, just needed to tighten up the conditioning. Lakers on the rise! Lebron about to make him look a lot better in 2018. You saw what he did with mozgov on one leg.

            • Casey

              Good point. Dudes who look bad during the summer league always tend to improve against superior talent during the non summer months.

              • Hannibal8us

                And guys who are phenomenal in the summer league always turn out great, right?

  2. Really like Thomas Bryant. He is a very good prospect and talent. 7’6 wingspan and pretty good vertical. Still really raw so he wont contribute this year. Will probably spend a lot of time in G-league which will really help him hone his game. His game is quite interesting because he could become a stretch 5 and defend the rim because of his long arms and athleticism. Let’s just hope he puts it all together.

  3. dust44

    They need to go get Diamond Stone now 2. Lopez is gone after this season if not before if he’s playing well. Develop Bryant, Stone, and Zubac

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