The Lakers worked out veteran centers Tristan Thompson and Tony Bradley on Monday, but apparently don’t have any intentions to make an addition at the moment.
“No imminent plans,” coach Darvin Ham said, via Kyle Goon of the LA Daily News. “Just kicking the tires to see, making sure we get people in front of us if whatever circumstance changes or whatever, we’ll know they’ve been in front of us and we’ve gotten to see them first hand. Just doing our due diligence.”
Thompson, 32, won a championship with Lakers forward LeBron James in Cleveland back in 2016. They are both represented by Rich Paul. Bradley, 25, appeared in 12 games with the Bulls before being waived last month.
Thompson hasn’t played at all this season after entering free agency over the summer. He has been working as an analyst for ESPN since around the first of the year.
After spending the first eight seasons of his career with the Cavaliers, he spent 2020-21 with the Celtics, then played for three teams last season, appearing in 30 games with the Kings, four with the Pacers, then 23 with the Bulls.
Bradley was waived by the Bulls on Feb. 21 after playing 33 total minutes. He played 55 with the Bulls last year, averaging 3.0 points and 3.4 rebounds. He has also spent time with the 76ers, Thunder and Jazz, who selected Bradley with the No. 28 overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft.
Center Mo Bamba (ankle) was acquired at the trade deadline but could miss the rest of the regular season. Hence, the Lakers’ decision to take a look at some others.
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