Lakers To Work Out Tristan Thompson, Tony Bradley

Centers Tristan Thompson and Tony Bradley are scheduled to work out for the Lakers this week, tweets Shams Charania of The Athletic.

The team has an open roster spot and needs help in the middle with Mohamed Bamba possibly out for the rest of the regular season with a high left ankle sprain.

Thompson, 32, played alongside LeBron James for several years in Cleveland and was part of the Cavaliers’ title-winning team in 2016. The 11-year veteran finished last season with the Bulls, but has been a free agent after not being re-signed.

Thompson averaged 6.0 points and 5.1 rebounds for three teams in 57 games during 2021/22 and was part of one of the year’s biggest trades, being sent from the Kings to the Pacers in the Domantas SabonisTyrese Haliburton swap. He signed with Chicago after reaching a buyout with Indiana.

Bradley, 25, began this season with the Bulls, but was waived last month so the team could sign Patrick Beverley. Bradley saw limited playing time in 12 games, averaging 1.6 points in 2.8 minutes per night. The six-year veteran has also played for the Jazz, Sixers and Thunder.

Jovan Buha of The Athletic tweeted last week that the Lakers were in the market for a center and were more likely to sign someone to a 10-day contract than a deal that covers the rest of the season. With only 20 days remaining in the season, L.A. could now fill that spot with consecutive 10-day contracts.

The Lakers’ search for depth at center dates back to at least mid-January when they brought in Meyers Leonard and DeMarcus Cousins for workouts. Leonard recently signed with the Bucks for the rest of the season, while Cousins remains a free agent.

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