Lakers to Work Out Tristan Thompson, Tony Bradley

The Lakers intend to bring in centers Tristan Thompson and Tony Bradley for workouts this week, according to Shams Charania and Jovan Buha of The Athletic.Tristan Thompson

Los Angeles has an open roster spot and coach Darvin Ham addressed the possibilities with reporters last week.

“We feel like we have a good vibe, a good rhythm with the guys that are out there. We’re standing pat for now,” Ham said. “But the process of trying to improve our roster never changes. We’re constantly looking.”

Thompson, 32, is 6-foot-9 and 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 the first eight years 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.

He also won a championship with the Cavs in 2016 as a starter alongside current Lakers star LeBron James. Both are represented by Rich Paul and Klutch Sports Agency.

Thompson carries career averages of 9.0 points and 8.4 rebounds.

Bradley, 25, is 6-10 and was waived by the Bulls on Feb. 21 after appearing in just 12 games. 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.

This won’t be the Lakers’ first look at free-agent big men. Earlier this season, they worked out centers DeMarcus Cousins and Meyers Leonard, but ended up signing neither.

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